The pursuit of happiness (and the display of happiness on social media!) has become a veritable cult. You need to be “positive” to succeed in life! Even scientists are getting involved, constantly reminding us that stress and so-called “negative” emotions are bad for our health. Happiness has become a social imperative, just like slimness, beauty and success.
To better understand this obsessive quest for happiness, the host of La dictature du bonheur, journalist Marie-Claude Élie-Morin takes an in-depth and personal look into this seemingly pervasive trend that sometimes leads to painful consequences.