Being stoic is a good thing. I always equated it with rationality. In this cancel culture and pandemic we find ourselves in, we look inward. Stoicism was a “religion” in BC to AD times. It has many virtues and good characters if you read up on it. If you podcast it up, there is a lot of parallels in avoiding the happiness trap. It reminds me of my favorite TV show -the Sopranos. In one episode it was said, “we are our own worst enemy.”
Here is how you stay happy. Take a walk in the woods and think about everything you have. Nature provides stoic guardianship.