Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Interview with Eric Weiner

Eric Weiner is the author of The Geography of Bliss.

Interviewer: But can't we be happy anywhere?

Eric Weiner: No, I don't think so. Not any more than we could be happy married to just anyone. And that is one of the great shortcomings of the "self-help industrial complex." We're told, again and again, to look inward when much of our happiness depends on our environment. Change your environment and you can change your life. This isn't running away from your problems but simply recognizing that where we are affects who we are.

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