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Happiness By Design: Finding Pleasure and Purpose in Everday

September 9, 2014
Not even halfway through reading a review of Paul Dolan’s new book and it was number one on my hit-list, courtesy of The Sunday Times Culture magazine.  Whilst curled up with a cuppa I grew more and more engaged in the review (maybe partly because of the caffeine) but mostly because it was applauding Dolan’s logical, scientific and straightforward concept of happiness. “He wants us to see clearly what actually makes us happy”, wrote reviewer Jenni Russell. For “everything we choose to do… is ultimately about maximising our individual happiness.” Ok so nothing new there. But, his novel definition is that happiness is the experience of both pleasure and purpose over time.… Continue reading...