Many of us were trained to put on rose-colored glasses, ignore the “bad,” and just put on a happy face. There is certainly a time and place to put on a happy face, such as the workplace, and when you are around certain people. However, trying to ALWAYS be happy is unhealthy.
Why can't we just force ourselves to feel happy? Because denial is disingenuous and essentially a form self-deception that typically causes more underlying anxiety, symptoms of depression, disconnection, and more.