What’s Wrong With the Pursuit of Happiness (Texas Bar)

Michael has started blogging on the Texas Bar website.  His latest post is What’s Wrong With the Pursuit of Happiness?  Here is an excerpt and link.

Part 1: All emotions are needed to be whole.
Since Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence, the words “the pursuit of happiness” have served as a motto for this nation. Essential to our culture is the belief that there is a fundamental urge—indeed, a right—to seek happiness. The field of psychology, however, had been largely silent on how to achieve happiness until about the year 2000. Since the turn of the millennium, there has been an explosion in research on happiness.


Michael Winters is a Psychologist in Houston focusing on marriage counseling and therapy. Michael received his PhD from the University of Memphis and has been practicing since 1991.