Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Happy Hopeless

Eric Barker suggests that happiness begins with giving up hope:
Giving up hope makes sense when things seem very unlikely to get better and you decide you want to be happy. Hope impedes adaptation and adapting is one of the keys to happiness.
The monthly survey of consumer sentiment published by my company suggests we Irish have reached the 'happy hopeless' threshold. Our optimism about economic recovery has regressed to low levels indeed, as has our belief that we can weather the financial storm ahead. And yet... happiness and enjoyment remain the most common emotions on a daily basis. Abandon all hope... it will make you happy? 

Looks like we'll be testing that hypothesis for some time to come yet.

Amarach Economic Recovery Index June 2012

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