10 Feb '12, 12pm

Why we should welcome the happiness agenda ~ ~ Be Happy!

Why we should welcome the happiness agenda ~ ~ Be Happy!

In her article, Moore suggests that the happiness agenda is a way of personalising huge social problems. In her view, the agenda pushes responsibility to individuals for their own (un)happiness, even if they feel anxious and insecure for reasons which are beyond their control. While we at nef share the view that a happiness movement focused on promoting purely individual solutions would be deeply undesirable, we would disagree that happiness can be easily and superficially defined or that it is a bourgeois kind of contentment. Why shouldn’t anyone, rich or poor, be able to draw satisfaction from fulfilling work, close family relationships, community ties and an active mind?

Full article: http://www.neweconomics.org/blog/2012/02/10/why-we-should...

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