The International Day of Happiness, celebrated each year on 20 March has angered some in the Australian community.
In 2012, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution to celebrate happiness and encourage people around the world to focus on and share things that make them happy.
However, some Australians have taken to Social Media to express their anger over the day.
“I am sick and tired of all this happiness, please someone just throw a medicine ball at me,” says blogger Ignorant Blister.
“Is the International Day of Happiness going to pay my mortgage?” says Twitter user HoldenMan1975.
According to the UN resolution, “the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal”.
Psychologist and social commentator Professor Anthony Anderson suggests that the so-called Generation Y Hipsters have the right idea.
“Gen Y have struck the right balance. They play their happiness cards very close to their chest and inside their headphones. They may be laughing on the inside, but you cannot tell by looking at their face.”
“I think Malcolm Fraser was a hipster ahead of his time when he said ‘life wasn’t meant to be easy’,” added the Professor.
The resolution encourages all communities and organisations to observe the International Day of Happiness in an appropriate manner, including through education and public awareness-raising activities.
The Canberra News Digestive wishes you a happy International Day of Happiness.