The Gilbert video is taken from my all time favorite website. http://www.ted.com/ This site makes me get all gushy with idealism thinking THIS is the beautiful, good purpose of the net, to listen to so many great minds and ideas for FREE, whenever you want! Whew, I need a moment to come down from all these feelings of noble righteousness…there we go, onto silly stuff now. My sister-in-law led me to this artists work. I don't know if you'd necessarily label it 'art', maybe a crafty niche product, but it's cheeky, absurd and makes me laugh. Click on the image to get to the link.
Monday, January 28, 2008
Amazing Secrets to Lifelong Happiness!
Nawwww, I don’t know any secrets, I just wanted a punchy title for this post. I’m not one for motivational self-help books, I’m more for reading about self-improvement that’s backed up with lots of controlled experiments, preferably involving drugs and electrodes. I realize that doesn’t make for inspired reading but it suits the 5 year old in me who can’t stop asking ‘why’. The scientific study of happiness is a fairly new area of psychology. This is a great article from the Sunday Times regarding happiness. This video of social psychologist Daniel Gilbert is fascinating and will leave you thinking for a while. After the first 15 seconds it's interesting and entertaining and well worth it.