The article ”Why trying to be happy all the time could be dangerous“ and the book “Brave new world” exemplify why false happiness is ineffective. In Brave new world they are taught that if they have any sort of bad feeling to simply take soma and escape it. When the Savage comes to see their civilization he points out how “Getting rid of everything unpleasant instead of learning to put up with it” amounts to nothing. It is being burned into their brains that it’s better to bottle it all up rather than deal with their emotions and face them. It seems as though “Nothing costs enough [t]here” regardless of what they do, they continue to feel nothing or feel a fake sort of emotion. As the Savage perfectly sums up “I’d rather be unhappy than have the sort of false happiness you were having here”. It’s important to realize that being falsely happy won’t make life any better, it solves nothing and leaves a person stuck. How would one even know what truly makes them happy if they’re constantly lying to themselves. This perfectly connects to the article “Why trying to be happy all the time could be dangerous” because it re-emphasizes that “without the bad things in life you’d never appreciate the good”. Life is full of ups and downs and it is highly unrealistic to be happy all of the time, especially because “happiness simply isn’t the appropriate response for all situations in life”. Sometimes we need to just let it all out and feel what we need to feel at that moment. Surviving the struggle makes the victories truly joyful. Embracing all aspects of life including the good and the bad will create a more authentic life filled with real emotion.