A Deep Dive into: Happiness [pt.1] – Is it a real goal, a real thing, a linguistic label or nothing at all? (inspired by one of the students I teach)

I asked my class today ‘What are Humanity’s greatest accomplishments/achievements?’ And one of the answers that came back back was: Happiness. Whether we have achieved/accomplished this as a species (or any of us…. All of us?) is less important, but it brings up an idea: Is ‘Happiness’ just something that Humans …

The philosophy of: my microwave and oven after a blackout last night, my favourite time (who-gives-a-fuck o’clock) & another student of mine inspires me

There was a blackout where I live last night. Which was excellent for 2 reasons –one, because a blackout limits your options of what you can do (and I’m pretty sure there’s a strong correlation between having fewer options and contentment), and two, the time display on my microwave and …