An obsession with happiness is having an adverse effect for those who seek it, experts say. Over the last 30 years, the pursuit of happiness has come to define the ultimate modern goal. Yet a new study shows levels of expectation about happiness are unreasonable and set young people up for failure. Researchers at Yale University found that more teenagers and young people were depressed thanks to dreams of easy success and disappointment when they were not achieved, the Daily Mail reported.

Yale also found that adults who took advice on how to be happy from magazines often wound up feeling worse.

via Obsessing over happiness has adverse effects – Life & Style – NZ Herald News.