It drives me insane to hear “quote unquote” professionals say that we are responsible for making others happy. Evidently by being nice, doing stuff or buying things for others we make them happy. I hate to point out that people in our society, and humanity in general, are “what have you done for me lately” types. The happiness lasts only briefly before they require more stuff. Instead, let us focus on ourselves. You are responsible for your own happiness and no one else. Sure, being nice to others is a necessity in life and buying stuff for others on occasion is a nice surprise, but leave it at that. Otherwise you will be unnecessarily miserable. The saying is misery loves company, but I think happiness loves company too. Ever notice that happy people tend to hang around other happy people? No one wants to be dragged down into the dark, deep pit of despair because someone is unhappy. Do what makes you happy and be nice to others to help enable them to do the things that make them happy. Peace!
I am not a trained Psychologist, nor do I play one on t.v. I am just a regular guy making observations on what I’ve seen in my life.