Tuesday, May 10, 2011

How young people can achieve true happiness: Every course you take should be about who you are going to marry

New York Times columnist and author David Brooks has just written 'The Social Animal: A Story of How Success Happens', where he says that ' the path our lives take is for the most part decided by inner workings over which we have little control. Or little control until now.'

His advice for young people seeking happiness in life:
I tell university students that every course they take should be about who they are going to marry,...They should read novels about marriage. They should study the neuroscience and psychology of marriage. Universities should offer one course after another in marriage. But our institutions are structured based on this false view of human nature, so they emphasise the professional skills, which are important, but they underemphasise the things that seem soft and squishy and frankly unmanly.

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