Fig. 1 Saturday Live, Sept 27th BBC Radio 4
A three hour car journey is sustained by pieces of Radio 4: this jad me wanting to pull over and take notes, instead I’ve been into iPlayer. There were pieces about memory and happiness that tickled my interest. I still need to listen a third time to find the point that to paraphrase had something to do with why or how memories are formed by key moments, not the endless ephemera that surrounds them: this is the key error made by all of these Apps and gadgets that aim to ‘keep memories’ for you by photographing and recording your day. Many of my most memorable moments in a 24 hour period are either dreams or thoughts – there’s no photographin them.
Paul Dolan is dubbed the Professor of Happiness. I downloaded his book half an hour ago. A smart and academic-lite response rather than a ‘how to book’