Date : October 25, 2013

“I teach language arts at Creative Minds Alternative School. Right now, we’re studying happiness. We’re trying to figure out what makes people happy.”

“So, what makes people happy?”

“Novelty is one. Like this — what you’re doing right now is a novelty.”

“How do you teach something like that?”

“We’re watching documentaries and TED Talks and having discussions about physiology and the brain. There’s a TED Talk, ‘Stroke of Insight’ by a brain scientist who had a stroke. We’re also talking about things like addiction, which can happen in the search for happiness.”