Brock Bastian

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Achieving true happiness requires valuing negative experiences as well as positive ones along the journey, writes Brock Bastian. 

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The idea that we can achieve happiness by maximising pleasure and minimising pain is both intuitive and popular, but untrue, writes Brock Bastian.

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Pain may have positive social consequences, acting as a “social glue” that fosters cohesion and solidarity within groups, new UNSW-led research suggests.