Consuming Happiness

In our culture, Happiness has been consumerised. Like almost everything, it has become a product. Despite the improved quality of life in much of the developed world, many people are remain unhappy. The consumer culture tells us that we should always want more stuff. We're told (or sold?) that the money that we earn needs [...]

Recognising Another’s Dignity

I went for a socially distant walk with a friend recently and they brought their dog. Something that really struck me was the way they talked about their dog. It was the way someone would speak about their own child. I’ve never had a pet, so I don’t fully understand the relationship owners often have [...]

Give And Take

We can’t always have our own way. That’s a fact of life and sometimes it's hard to swallow. Especially, when the dominant culture teaches us that we should do everything to benefit ourselves and to pursue our own individual happiness. But nearly always, if we are to live in harmony with those around us, we’ll [...]