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Can I be happy for 100 days in a row?



Two folks I rather admire in different ways have recently started the 100 Happy Days challenge.

I reacted to this in many ways, but my first reaction was cynicism. I wouldn’t be me without a good dose of cynicism. In fact having spent my whole career in marketing, I need it to survive. I’m in a world where someone yesterday saw fit to suggest that one ‘leveraged ideation processes daily’. Need I say more?

But the truth is that cynicism is our biggest enemy. Billy Bragg explains it best. (As ever). Our own cynicism undermines our very drive to make the world a better place. Others may be cynical, but if we give in to it, we’re lost. Continue reading