I literally never heard a British person use the word ‘blessed,’ and if they did, I would think they had joined a religious cult,” Whippman tells The Post.
In her new Silicon Valley home, she met a fellow mom, and they hit it off. But when she tried to schedule another get-together, the mom could never meet: She was at yoga, meditating or going to healing workshops. It seemed the mom’s quest for happiness did not include making new friends.
These observations propelled Whippman to find out whether the American obsession with happiness was actually making everyone miserable and more anxious. Her research took her everywhere from “happiness research centers” to Las Vegas, where Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh was so committed to happiness research, he embarked on a project in 2012 to build the “ideal” community. Whippman details her findings in her new book, “America the Anxious: How Our Pursuit of Happiness Is Creating a Nation of Nervous Wrecks” (St. Martin’s Press, out now).
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