“Overall, how happy did you feel yesterday?”



“Overall, how happy did you feel yesterday?”


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Happiness is the zeitgeist, in magazine articles and the national press, with artists, scientists, writers, filmmakers and politicians getting on board to explore, discuss and tell us what makes us all happy.

Having read more than one book in the last few years that claims to study happiness across the world, I too am interested in this debate. Working with artists and people I have a vested interest in finding evidence that collaborating to make something creative is good for us.

But I don’t know if happiness can be universal or measurable? Is it something deeply personal to each individual or a set of simple rules to be followed? Can happiness be an art or a science or both?

And what is it that art and artists can contribute to this debate?


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