I have a hare brained unscientific and reductionist theory about cold weather and people. I spent a winter in Montreal a few years back with a startup. So all I did was work and spend a lot of time in people’s homes. Conversations on couches were intimate compared to talking in public places. I think those deeper talks made me a happier person. It got me thinking about why the happiest places also have the most suicides. Curiously many of the happier countries are also very cold. Maybe forcing people into tiny spaces for months makes most people happy but drives others the other way? I am glad my experiment ended after a couple of months.