Thursday, May 03, 2007

Some Dark Thoughts on Happiness

The pursuit of happiness was at the heart of America’s conception. But the study of happiness, as a science, with random-assignment, placebo-controlled testing, is a far more recent phenomenon. Happiness and how to obtain it, has no magical equation, other then to "regain respectability for the concept of self-help". Read on (and several New York graphic designers offer their own riffs on the smiley icon)

via aldaily

1 comment:

Princess Haiku said...

Having read this discussion about happiness, wonder what happiness is and if people are evaluating the "right" thing.