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A mere 14% of people said they were very happy in a recent report. In fact, we are more unhappy than we’ve been in 50 years.

Yet many of you wouldn’t know it. Most people don’t walk around sulking. Friends are good at putting up an emotional front. We are good at buying the illusion. Then, when that friend’s behavior changes, we take it personally. We forget there were signs all along. It was never about us.

Understand the subtle signs of unhappiness and you’ll deepen your empathy. You’ll better understand yourself. …