Throughout all I have written, the overriding message is to be better. My continuing contention is that to be better, our focus must be on Creating More Good, Not Just Less Bad(See linked presentation). This enlightening TED presentation by Johann Hari documents how what we thought we knew about addiction is wrong. This presentation with significant documented research to support his presentation helps clarify the importance and value of purpose and connection. To me this says we need to focus on how to create more possible opportunities to develop purpose and connections and by doing this, the product of a better life will take care of itself. In other words, once again, to Generate Comprehensive Benefits we should focus on Creating Interactions so Everyone and Everything Benefits!
Information about the research discussed by Johani Hari in this presentation by Bruce Alexander related to the Rat Park Can be accessed Here. Enjoy!
Here is a YouTube presentation about this work: