Happiness – easier said than done (Washington Post)
January 7, 2008
I find it very interesting that the subject of Happiness has moved out of the esoteric, self-help genre and into the mainstream news.
Maybe all the recent political focus on the Constitution has reminded us that our Founding Fathers thought that Happiness was so important, they gave us (in our Declaration of Independence) the right to pursue it.
Two hundred years ago the pursuit of happiness was considered important enough to put in this powerful document. Turns out it is also in the 1947 Constitution of Japan.
So why now is Happiness making the news? Are we feeling less happy than in the past? Are we less busy providing the basics and now can focus on loftier thoughts? Is the mainstream press tired of covering bad news and instead is focusing on subjects like Happiness? Has America gone all hippie/kumbaya?
I’d love to hear what you think.