30 Jan Does happiness come from within?
What the hell is happiness, and where can I buy me some? Movies and magazines propounding the great American – read Australian – dream of entrepreneurialism are fessing up that it simply isn”t the job of capitalism to make us happy. Rather, the onus of happiness falls upon our own scalps.
White goods and red sports cars per se won”t make you happy, of course. We know that. Not even, it seems, if you invite your neighbours to show off your personal home theatre to see the latest release blockbuster or double-park your wheels in front of a Chapel Street cafêÑÔ© so that diners can salivate with lust over their lattes. The superiority factor ain”t what it used to be, according to a recent editorial in The Economist.