Happiness Is the Wrong Goal to Strive For
Hollis Thomases

Perhaps it is wiser to strive for occurrences when one can laugh or smile! Theses actions are more tangible.

Lisa Feldman, author of “How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of Brain” discovered that the cultures of Himba of Namiba and the Hazda hunter-gathers of Tanzania, see someone who is smiling and laughing as just smiling and laughing — not “happy”, a word that implies a mental state.

Source: NYTimes: The Law’s Emotion Problem, March 12 2017.


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