hughmacleodHappiness interview: Hugh MacLeod.
Hugh is a cartoonist with a wildly popular blog, gapingvoid. He is the master of capturing a large idea in a single drawing, and a great deal of his work focuses on happiness: how to find happiness in work; how to have the courage to be yourself, do what you love, and take risks; how to build a life around your own values, interests, and temperament.
He has a new book, Freedom Is Blogging in Your Underwear, where he explores how blogging, and the intellectual and creative freedom it gives him, changed his life.
Having a blog isn't the right route to happiness for everyone, of course. But zoikes, it's a thrilling tool. And his book is really about how to think big for yourself and the possibilities that the internet offers.
Gretchen: What's a simple activity that consistently makes you happier?
Hugh: Besides being with my loved ones, the most important and happiest part of my daily routine is finding that quiet, solitary one- or