Losing the art of living together

I was reading Grand Designs in bed this morning (it was their ‘save the planet in style’ issue) and came across a piece about eco-development BedZED in London. Right at the end Pooran Desai one of the developers who lives there said, “Probably the best thing about BedZED is that it has created a real sense of community, something that many of us feel is missing in modern day life and has contributed to a decrease in wellbeing and happiness.” We have lost the ability to connect and to live…

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The Search for Happiness

I’m reading the Christmas edition of The Economist and they headline with a feature on Happiness and how it seems unrelated to wealth. Sure the rich are happier than the poor but the richer you get is not followed by happiness. Here are a couple of quotes, see what you think… “Doing well is not enough: we also want to do better that our peers. This status anxiety runs deep…” and from the leader to this article… “Capitalism is adept at turning luxuries into necessities – bringing to the masses…

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