Preparing for happiness..
Many of us are starting to plan for 2007, even while nursing our marketing/production wounds from 2006. It is pretty exciting stuff looking ahead to $3.50 corn and $6+ beans and $5 wheat.
We are planning on being happy. What could go wrong?
Perhaps we could use a short course in being happy to refresh our skills. This 20-minute lecture by Dan Gilbert at Oxford is worth watching to help build some realistic expectations for our upcoming good times.
Gilbert is a psychology professor at Harvard and author of Stumbling on Happiness. He is part of the growing number of psychologists who are influencing economists to reconsider the effects of economic policy and our habit of relating it to wealth.
Happiness - it's not that hard...