Cheer yourself up and have another go

I’m British and I’ve been a journalist: I don’t know from positive thinking. And the moment you tell me to smile and how this means the population of the planet will grin inanely back at me, I’m looking to see what you’re selling or how I can get away from you.

You know there’s a but coming.

I’m not sure there is, though. I would like this to be a but. I think for me it might just be peeking out above an “Ye-ess?”


We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity. (Filmed at TEDxBloomington.)

And here is that video. See what you think, would you?


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