“We suffer more in imagination than in reality.”Seneca
Happiness is something that everyone wants. Sometimes, though, our imaginations create anxiety and actually prevent us from experiencing happiness. We make things worse than they actually are because of what we create in our minds. Yet, at other times, it is our actual experiences that create our suffering and our imaginations either magnify or diminish their importance. The power of the imagination is unique to each individual and can be a source of our happiness or despair.
According to Roman stoic philosopher Seneca, we make ourselves unhappy by imagining things.
The world is what makes us unhappy.
Can our imagination make us happy?