Smile or Die

A. I believe I could easily become addicted to these RSA Animate videos.

B. I thought this was going to be about some sort of feel-good message that might cheer me up. Silly me.

C. I’m going to have to read Barbara Ehrenreich’s Bright-Sided. I did read Nickle and Dimed and thought it was great.

D. I do indeed agree that making people believe they’d better be happy or else (i.e. they’d better not complain or else) is moral callousness. A happiness ideology is still an ideology with every bit the risk of oppression and destructiveness as any other ideology.

E. I probably need to read the book before I say any more.