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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

What Makes Us Happy?

Who'd have thought: social scientists are discovering that the real keys to a happy life are the things that the holiest-living saints have been preaching all along.  Here's a summary from columnist David Brooks:
In short, modern societies have developed vast institutions oriented around the things that are easy to count, not around the things that matter most. They have an affinity for material concerns and a primordial fear of moral and social ones. . . . Governments keep initiating policies they think will produce prosperity, only to get sacked, time and again, from their spiritual blind side.
 For the entire interesting article, click here.

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