Re: Antidepressants: Happiness is only a drug?

Date: Wed Mar 28 2001 - 04:29:22 MST

In a message dated 3/28/2001 2:20:53 AM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

<< I think Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi put
 it well in _Flow_, suggesting that we feel truly happy and grow as
 persons just when we exert ourselves in the right way while reaching
 towards our goals. Our drives may differ, but it is easier to achieve
 happiness when striving for something positive rather than being
 driven by negative drives. >>
People seem happier with the ability and capability of choice. Though, for
many, overchoice is a problem. Can machines be happy? Can we build digital
analogs of neurons, the hypocampus, the hippopotamus, whatever; to determine
if happiness is a mammalian kind of thing?


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