__/ [ Dave Smith ] on Wednesday 03 May 2006 10:02 \__
> Happiness seems to be a trendy topic. There's a programme about it on
> BBC2 tonight at 7pm (UK viewers), and David Cameron has begun talking
> about it as a political aim.
Thanks for the heads up, but I stopped watching television a few years ago. I
gave my TV set to a friend. It was sitting there in my apartment for over a
year never to be switched on (literally).
Happiness is largely a social matter, in my humble opinion. The most a
polical agenda can do is encourage a different social behaviour. That's what
'team building', as one among many examples, is all about. But people will
continue to resist it, especially when/if it's imposed from up above.
Another factor that leads to happiness is /simplicity/. People lose that
aspect of their lives. The only contraction is probably the mechanisation
and automation, which I thought would lead to greater happiness.
Just my opinion,
Roy S. Schestowitz
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