Category: Show & Tell

What brings you joy?

I don’t think I’m alone, or even in a minority of people, who derive happiness, self-worth and fulfilment from the world around them. “Success” is a centrepiece to American life, as is the need to quantify and measure it and everything that goes into it. “Keeping up with the Joneses” is a concept that has been around since the early 1900s.

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An Experimental Life

Frameworks abound, and certainly no single one is a panacea. But the idea of life as an experiment speaks to me now. It implies the ability to test and change – to learn and grow. It hints at a dance, between experiment and experimenter, the lab and the lab work. It suggests freedom, as we are all free to choose what we test, to what goal or end. Our experiments can be big or small, ones that last a few days or weeks, or others that last a lifetime. Preparing for an event. Building a career. Repairing a relationship. Growing as a person. Finding happiness. 

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