The Social Leap

William Von Hippel’s new book. A synopsis was in the March 2019 edition of Discover magazine and is titled “The Happiness Dilemma”.

It’s a short read, but very interesting research on happiness. And it reinforced what we’ve talked about many times here at home – college can make you book smart, but not street smart.

According to Mr. Von Hippel, “people who don’t experience setbacks, failures, and despair are severely constrained in learning how to avoid bad people, and situations, and bad ideas. ” I call them life experiences. And putting people in charge and in control without those life experiences results in unhappiness.

“Learning from plans gone wrong can far outweigh the benefits of success.”

try and read the article if not the book.

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About Jana Hassett

Growing up a Friday the 13th baby can be stressful without permission to use your magic wisely. But my journey has been full of once-in-a-lifetime adventures and a joy (for the most part). I've raised two daughters; have two grandchildren; created my own very successful line of beadwoven jewelry and ornaments; had leadership positions in political organizations; worked for a member of Congress; been a Journalist with a weekly column; a Book Reviewer; and now a Blogger. Over time this blog will contain my writings, book reviews, magazine articles, and ramblings (known as a platform) I'll use for the Historical Fiction I've started writing. Please ask questions, make comments, and suggest writing ideas. I value your input and ideas.