Just looking at the word "happiness," it seems so simple that you have to wonder how a sixth-grade spelling champion could get it wrong at the regional Bee. But yes--one could. Apparently I realized at a young age that in reality, happiness is not at all a simple matter.
Therefore, I was especially fascinated by today's episode of To The Best of Our Knowledge, a program (questionably abbreviated as ttbook) produced by Wisconsin Public Radio. This excellent audible omnibus (!) is new to our local market, but if my first sample is any indicator, it's well worth listening to.
Fortunately, the program archives are available online, so I'm looking forward to reviewing some past episodes. And--you can listen to the April 16th hour called "Hope Springs Eternal." Find out what happens when one man decides to say yes to everything for a year, then hear about the "pronoia" movement, the history of happiness, transcendance in popular music, and much more.
Listen to it--really! It will make you . . . well . . . happy.