12/9/2008 HAPPINESS vs “OPTIMISM”
The English just did a wonderful 20 year study that shows that “happiness” is contagious, and leads to better health, longer life, and more happiness spread around in the community.
Great. But in America or on the Media it has been immediately transformed into a REQUIREMENT for OPTIMISM – for NOT criticizing whatever panacea or stock market future is being peddled around this day.
i.e. they have turned it into a requirement that you do not criticize. Which will mobilize public opinion to shut you up if you do.