Happiness is Love

I felt a little odd coming to Inquiry and reading the NY Times to the group, but that was my source of inspiration and it held the teachings that touched me. I connected two articles from the Sunday edition of the NY Times and a review from another source of George Valliant's latest book, Triumphs of Experience: The Men of the Harvard Grant Study. The first article, “The End of Genius,” by Joshua Wolf Shenk (July 20), speaks deeply to interdependence and creativity.  Arthur C. Brooks wrote eloquently in “Love People, Not Pleasure,”  (July 18) about inverting the American formula "Love things, use people." All the evidence says we are to “Love people, use things.” And these two articles led me further to the conclusion of the Grant Study. After 75 years of rigorous research and $20 million spent, Valliant says the conclusion comes down to five words: “Happiness is love. Full stop.”

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