Why tough times are the key to a happy life

The tough times in our lives can be as important to our happiness as our positive experiences, according to one expert.Lowri Dowthwaite, a psychologist at the University of Central Lancashire, argues that hardship makes our lives feel worthwhile.While chasing happy experiences is important, adversity is good for us because it gives our lives meaning and makes us more resilient, she says.In this piece for The Conversation, Ms Dowthwaite outlines some of the theories of happiness, arguing our b...