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A Brief History of Happiness: How America Lost Track of the Good Life--and Where to Find It Now

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In the last 100 years, we got very confused about happiness. This is no small thing. The way we define happiness drives what we do, what we're willing to sacrifice, and how we spend our money and our time.
This confusion didn't just happen. Advertisers spend billions spreading the illusion that more stuff will bring us happiness.
Sustainable happiness is built on a healthy natural world and a vibrant and fair society. It is a form of happiness that endures, through good and bad times, because it starts with the fundamental requirements and aspirations of being human. Here are some ways to get there. The good news is that sustainable happiness is achievable, it could be available to everyone, and it doesn't have to cost the planet.
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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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