How to be Miserable

Materials

Blog post about how to be miserable by Mark Manson

Pre-reading Question

  1. Why would someone prefer to be miserable, unhappy or choose victimhood?

Keywords

rationalize (regular verb), rationalization (noun)
make the best of s/th, (verb phrase)
patronizing (ed/ing adj.)
spiteful (ful/ed adj.), spite (regular verb)
self-righteous indignation (noun phrase)
validation (uncountable noun)

Main Activity

Read the text for the main idea. There’s no need understand every word and expression as long as you get the main idea and can answer the following questions:

  1. Why do these habits contribute to being miserable?
  2. Which one is the most critical?
  3. Why does Manson conclude that some people prefer to be miserable? Do you agree?
  4. Is it possible to change these habits?