Being Happy

It seems happiness is elusive to the western world with over 20 million scripts for the drug Zoloft written in the US last year. And that is without the other brands !

Is it over-prescription or is there more to it ? On a trip o/s, I was talking to an Indonesian rice farmer who was telling me that they have little huts in the fields where farmers meet for a morning tea and discuss whatever. But here is the kicker – they are not to go back to work in the fields until they feel happy. Now that is lost here. That sense of care, community and social link just doesn’t exist in Western cities. Makes you wonder who is the more advanced society doesn’t it ?