The human mind isn’t designed to make you happy. It’s designed to help you survive. The mind is always on the lookout for what’s wrong, for what can wound you, so that you can either fight it or take flight from it. It tends to automatically download, “I am fearful, I am worried.” So if you leave your brain’s software to run your life, you’ve got little chance at enjoying it. You will be filled with stress and anxiety.
The good news is, there’s another path: one that involves directing your thoughts so that your mind does your bidding, not the other way around. This path leads to not just survival, but thriving.