“For we are made for happiness, and any one who is completely happy has a right to say to himself, ‘I am doing God’s will on earth.’ All the righteous, all the saints, all the holy martyrs were happy.” –Dostoevsky
Now for a jarring transition —
I’m a regular on Karen Salmansohn’s terrific daily radio show, the Be Happy Dammit Hour on Sirius LIME 114. Yesterday we talked about the critical importance of having strong relationships,and she mentioned some interesting studies that I hadn’t seen, about the difference between the way men and women gossip — discussed on her blog, Not Salmon. Highlights: men seem to gossip more than women, and both men and women prefer to gossip with women, and women give more dramatic reactions and ask more follow-up questions. Also, only 5% of gossip time is devoted to criticism — less than I would’ve expected. Interesting.
New to the Happiness Project? Consider subscribing to my RSS feed: Subscribe to this blog’s feed. Or sign up to get email updates in the box at the top righthand corner.