Gardeners say if you plant enough flowers they’ll crowd out the weeds. I believe that happiness crowds out negativity and hate.
Happiness stems from a sense of agency and abundance in our life—when we feel abundant and empowered, we’re likely to be happy. When we’re happy, we’re more likely to be generous with others. And when we’re generous with each other, the world becomes more peaceful.
Ultimately, happiness is a tool for peace.