History helps us understand where we are and this book beautifully narrates the historical evolution of happiness. It reminds me that despite certain universal prerequisites today, happiness still means differently to people rooted in a variety of political backdrops as well as historical imaginations......Continua
IT WAS 1963 and the atmosphere at the State Mutual Life Assurance Company in Worcester, Massachusetts, was tense. Workers fretted about an approaching merger with another company. Who would stay and who would get the heave-ho? So the management commissioned an advertising man by the name of Harvey R. Ball to come up with something cheerful to smooth wrinkled brows and make the whole merger process a little more bearable for everyone ...