From Todd B. Kashdan at Psychology Today. What does the “pres­sure to be happy” do to people? What a few scien­tists have found is that as people place more impor­tance on being happy, they become more unhappy and depressed. The pres­sure to be happy makes people less happy. Orga­nizing your life around trying to become happier, making happi­ness the primary objec­tive of life, gets in the way of actu­ally becoming happy. · Go to The Problem with Happi­ness →