I started a business more than a decade ago based on ‘giving people good-times.’ Since then I have researched and read many books about happiness, well-being and what it is to be human. In essence I have been seeking the answer to the question ‘What is it that drives us?’
I have learned the definitions of pleasure, contentment and joy and in so doing I have discovered that the word pleasure and desire are often hijacked by a seedier conversation.
In this pursuit I was delighted to come across ‘What Makes Us Tick: The 10 Desires That Drive Us’ by Australia’s leading social researcher, Hugh Mackay.
We ask so many questions of ourselves: Why do we work? Why do some people work jobs they don’t like? Why do others work when they don’t need the money (lucky them!)? Why are people scared to retire, afraid of not working? [read]