Happiness Reminders


18 October 2010

From Bookforum’s Omnivore, a post about “happiness,” and a link to a 2009 article: “5 Things You Think Will Make You Happy (But Won’t).

The list is predictable — fame, wealth, beauty, genius, power —  but the blow-by-blow debunking is intriguing, if only because someone has bothered to reason it out for us.  Though I’m not sure reason is ultimately all that helpful when it comes to happiness/unhappiness and the irrational longings that relegate us all to tetchy discontentment.

“Tetchy” is my new favorite word.  I must be getting old…


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