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Buying human

It strikes me that both obesity and the constant need to buy new things can, in some part, be traced back to the lack of connection and meaning that is so often the mark of mass consumerism. We crave more food, more clothes, more everything, because we live with a sense that our appetites are never quite satisfied.

So this is by way of a salute to that small but growing band of entrepreneurs who understand that passion, meaning, friendship, connection – all those qualities that define the best of what it is to be human – can also be good business. Continue reading

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The place of passion (2)

Passion, meaning, engagement, flow, now . . . These were some of the themes I highlighted in my last post. I wonder if all or any of these are part of the essential stuff of joy? Passion – I think … Continue reading

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Frameworks for Happiness (2)

The interesting thing about the framework shown below is that most people seem to assume that you have to work your way ‘upwards’ from pleasure to meaning. Tony Hsieh points out that research suggests that the opposite is true; if … Continue reading

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