13 Mar An interesting interview with the Professor of Happiness
Peter Van Dijk | March 2008 issue
Professor of happiness
For the second time in two weeks, I took the train from the Netherlands to Paris, and for the second time in two weeks I missed my connection in Rotterdam due to a screw-up by the Dutch railway system. The first time I got pretty irritated. The second time I didn’t.
The key was simple and as old as the hills, but it works like a charm: Try to enjoy the moment. During my second trip, I was reading Vivre Heureux (“How to lead a happy life”), a book by Christophe AndrêÑÔ©, the French psychiatrist I was going to interview in Paris. In the first chapter he quoted Voltaire, who wrote, “I’ve decided to be happy because it’s good for my health.” Reading another of Andre’s books, L’Art du Bonheur (“The art of happiness”), convinced me I needed to interview him.
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