How to love your work?Thirty-three years ago, Paul Ekman's newborn daughter, Eve-pink, naked, not one hour old-did something wonderful: She flashed her dad an undeniably authentic smile, the kind the baby books say infants can't make until they're weeks old. Now 79, he wishes he had time to pore over the movies he shot of his girl every day for the first month of her life. "What a joy that would be in my dotage," he says, wistfully. And-because Ekman is a renowned scholar of human emotion, who proved through the analysis of facial expressions that our core emotions are universal-his motivation is as much work as fatherly affection: He'd love to try to upend the conventional wisdom about the slow rate at which humans are thought to develop. But he has a full plate already, collaborating, for instance, with the Dalai Lama on investigations into meditation and emotional equilibrium-and he's not getting any younger.
One consolation, though: Eve is carrying on his work about emotion-with her own practical, Read More »from How to Love Your Work