Sometimes a piece of writing just catches my personal zeitgeist (if there is such a beast). And this piece from that smiling old grump Phil Kirby does just that - glance at this quick excerpt then go read the whole piece:
Happiness, I want to argue, is not an unalloyed good, a condition we should all naturally wish to aim and aspire towards. No matter what all the self help books would like you to believe, happiness is not all it’s cracked up to be. In fact, happy people are bad, boring and barmy.
Go enjoy but don't smile too much!