“Life is a combination of magic and pasta.”
– Federico Fellini
Bliss! My husband Jeff and I just spent our wedding anniversary at a glorious Mineral Spring Spa here in the Coromandel Peninsula called The Lost Spring. It is beautiful and luxurious. We spent 3 hours soaking in the relaxing natural springs, then got a heavenly massage, then went back in and soaked some more. We ended the day with a wonderful meal in the restaurant on site. (Jeff had a really tasty dish of succulent garlic prawns on spaghetti) . . . now transition back to my series of posts on iTunes U . . . According to Author Malcolm Gladwell, we can learn a lot about happiness by looking at spaghetti sauce. The 6th talk in the iTunes Course Understanding Happiness is an entertaining and somewhat whimsical exploration by Gladwell into choice, happiness and spaghetti sauce. (Ironically, he almost seems to contradict the 4th speaker in the series, Barry Schwartz who explained that in fact choice did not lead to happiness, but instead tended to make us unhappy.) However Gladwell believes that more choices which reflect differences in people, is an important key to happiness:
“By embracing the diversity of human beings, we will find a surer way to true happiness.”
So, tying back to my day at the spa . . . it was a magical day! Which in turn brings me back to Fellini – life is about magic and pasta! It all comes together in the end.
Please let me know your thoughts Malcolm Gladwell’s TED talk at iTunes U, and I’d love to hear your thoughts on choice and its impact on your happiness . . . or even your experience at a day spa!
And as always thank you for taking the time to visit, I appreciate it.