What would bring you more happiness? Go on, I’m asking you. I’m not going to give it to you, but I’d like to know. Serious question: what do you think would make you happier? Is it money? Is it fame? Is pina coladas and getting caught in the rain?
Everyone wants to be happy, don’t they? Aristotle thought it was the goal of life. The Declaration of Independence states we have an alienable right to pursue it. There’s a nascent field of academic study, positive psychology, which tries to collect data on what causes it. Legions of people merrily sell their […]
On the face of it, Ridley Scott’s film is a straightforwardly inspiring story of one man’s battle against the odds to survive until a gargantuan rescue effort can save him. A tale of a rescue effort that only works because a rag-tag bunch of renegades break the rules and fight the system […]
Unusually for British politics, a British politician talked about morality. At the Conservative Party’s manifesto launch last week, David Cameron didn’t just mention the practical details on what he would do for the economy, housing or education. He went further and […]
As a consequence of trying to simultaneously start a start-up and finish a PhD, I don’t have much spare time, including for this blog. However, if you have an opportunity or introduction you think could increase world (or my) joy, please email me at the address below. For the reasons stated above, I can only promise to respond to suggestions that fit my current schedule and interests.