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“We’d like to consider ourselves more miserable than we are:” an interview with Paul Dolan

The researcher on happiness and wellbeing talks fatherhood, purpose and how politicians could make us feel better

By Josh Lowe  

How happy are you now? How happy were you yesterday? How much do both of these things tell you, if anything? In all areas of public life, from politics to business, there is now widespread recognition that how people feel matters.

But how do we measure and define this? People are notoriously bad at gauging their…

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