What I am reading: “Happy Ever After” by Paul Dolan

I joined the LSE alumni book club and, this month, we are looking at the book “Happy Ever After” by Paul Dolan. Discussion questions include “Is Happy Ever After a myth?”. “What social stories have we experienced and do they make us happier?” or “Have you been able to break free of narrative traps and how?”.

Cue a lot of angst 😩 Actually, not at all! The book very much validates my view that ‘to each their own’, and that what makes me happy today, may not really do so another day.

If you haven’t read the book, yet, here is a great – but fairly short – introduction:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/ideas/videos/is-happy-ever-after-just-a-myth/p070zpn8/player

And here is a very interesting interview with the author:

https://omny.fm/shows/enterprise/happy-ever-after-escaping-the-myth-of-the-perfect/embed?style=cover

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