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MixBook Final Project

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S: What makes you happy?

FC: It's as simple as finding what makes you happy | ...and doing more of it

1: Nicole Ayalon, 2012

2: To be human is to feel pulled in different directions, and to marvel-sometimes in horror-at your inability to control your own actions. | Jonathan Haidt, The Righteous Mind | Photo taken by Sébastien Crevier

3: Instead of asking, "Why is there war?" we might ask, "Why is there peace?" | We can obsess not just over what we have been doing wrong but also what we have been doing right. | Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of our Nature | My cousin, Yoachim Notem, serving in the Israeli army. Second from right.

4: Emotions are not dumb. | Jonathan Haidt, The Righteous Mind | Me as a baby on the left

5: Babies seem to have some innate ability to process events in their physical world–the world of objects. | Jonathan Haidt, The Righteous Mind | My mom as a baby

6: We're not always selfish hypocrites... | My sister and I on vacation

7: ...We also have the ability, under special circumstances, to shut down our petty selves and become like cells in a larger body, or like bees in a hive, working for the good of the group. | A drawing my sister made of us when she was younger | Jonathan Haidt, The Righteous Mind

8: We feel pleasure, liking, and friendship when people show signs that they can be trusted to reciprocate. | My dad holding me as a baby

9: Culture is so powerful that it can cause humans to behave in ways that override whatever ancient instincts we share with other primates. | Both quotes by Jonathan Haidt, The Righteous Mind

10: And what about the plastic that has become dear to you? | Tony Hoagland, "Plastic" | My sister

11: He just has to explain why you have tear ducts in the first place, and why those ducts can sometimes be activated by suffering that is not your own. | Me as a baby | Jonathan Haidt, "The Righteous Mind"

12: I thought I had to change my life or give up, but I didn't. Year after year... | Tony Hoagland, "Not Renouncing" | My boyfriend, Jake Prillo's profile picture

13: This is the way in which parties are dreamlike | Tony Hoagland, "Hostess" | My boyfriend and best friend, Jake

14: I cursed what hurt me... | Me as a baby | and praised what gave me joy. | -Tony Hoagland

15: Kids can't talk like moral philosophers, but they are busy sorting out social information in a sophisticated way. | Jonathan Haidt, The Righteous Mind | My mom as a kid

16: Our powers are different from theirs, it's true: but you have the ability never to seem in a hurry and mine, mine is the simple, unrated power to keep both of us amused. | Tony Hoagland, "Powers" | My grandma in the middle and her friend to her right

17: They wanted to be let out of the TV set; they had been trapped in there, and they wanted out. | -Tony Hoagland, "Confinement" | Me as a baby

18: There are people who don't walk past an empty swimming pool and think about past pleasures unrecoverable... | Tony Hoagland, "I Have News For You" | My friend Cassy in the middle

19: Since animals lack language, they must lack souls; hence they must be without consciousness. | Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of our Nature | My rabbit

20: Is a flag just a piece of cloth, which can be burned as a form of protest? | Jonathan Haidt, The Righteous Mind | My sister on the 4th of July

21: and each of them was thinking how with dialectical materialism, accidents happen: how at any minute, convenience can turn into a kind of trouble you never wanted. | Tony Hoagland, "Dialectical Materialism" | My grandma in Indonesia

22: But it will never be alright with me, this moving on, the way people let themselves get away with it, as if life was a series of hotel rooms we leave behind for someone else to clean, and memory a little glass of wine you sip for pleasure and then put down. | Tony Hoagland, "Rhythm and Blues" | Valeria, Myself and Anaelle | Me and Nima on a school trip to New York | Myself, Francis and Maricar in a limo | Me and Kelly at a party

23: Now I want to turn and run back the other way, barefoot into the underbrush, getting raked by thorns, being slapped in the face by branches. | Tony Hoagland, "Nature" | My friend Mira and I on my 16th birthday

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