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Against happiness: Why we need a philosophy of failure

We are now suffering the Hawaiianisation of everywhere

By Andy Martin  

In Hawaii, people are expected to be too happy. Is Britain going the same way? © Hakilon

While in Hawaii on a quest for the perfect wave, I once bumped into a psychiatrist who asked me where I came from. She gave a sigh of respect at my answer. “England!” she said, in a dreamy kind of way. “You are so lucky!” How so, I asked, far more in love with Hawaii.…

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