For as long as Time, philosophers have sought the answer to the question of what makes a good life? Health, wealth and a good education are all deemed important, but can they be depended on? When the chips are down, what can guarantee human happiness? For the Nobel Prize winning behavioural psychologist Danny Kahneman the answer is simple: friendship.
Musings by Becky Clayton
Now that I am back in the UK, I can often be found on a Sunday evening chatting on Skype with my friend Niamh, bewailing the modern state of affairs, and last weekend was no exception. It seems that our conversations in England are little different from our conversations long-distance. They still end up with me complaining about the phenomenon I call iADD: information attention-deficit disorder.