Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Here is an article on how talking affects happiness in people from the NYT. 


I found this article very interesting. I love talking. For me this article is fact. Having a deep conversation or two throughout the day will probably make me happier. I like to be stimulated to think and analyze situations whether it is healthcare or climate change. Conversations like that give me things to think over and the research. They give me ideas of what books I should read next and give me a chance to think critically. 

I'm really curious as to how many people feel better after a deep conversation. If we all started having one deep conversation a day would I wonder how our world would change. I wonder how people in our community would change. I wonder how I would change. 

Another question is what do people consider a deep conversation? A talk on a book, an issue, an idea? If you can't tell I'm highly intrigued. If you read this I'd love to hear what your thoughts are.


  1. After thinking about it, I'd have to say I agree - deep conversation feels uplifting to me. To me, I think a deep conversation is anything that takes some level of trust, because you're going beyond the artificial surface (small talk, pointless conversation)...I also think it involves sharing a piece of yourself. I guess it makes me happy because I know that person cares about what I have to say, and I get to learn more about them.

  2. I agree! I love deep convos. Granted, if I have too many or if they are more "fights" then I get stressed and drained, but that's different. I love those good, deep, life-giving, let's wrestle this out in a loving way kind of talks. What they are on...well I think that varies. Like tonight, I had such a good conversation about speaking in tongues that made me happy in a let's get passionate about something kind of way. I think that's a big part of it for me--the feeling of when I'm passionate makes me happy.

    I so am with Kylee about how they require trust...and how they show that the other person really cares and really wants to take the time to get past the surface guards/boundaries.

    and now I've written a book... :)

  3. Thanks for your feedback guys! I totally agree with you. Glad we're on the same page!