Happiness interview: Richie Norton.
I heard about Richie Norton's new book, The Power of Starting Something Stupid when a friend told me about it - and what a great title, right? It reminds me of my resolution to Enjoy the fun of failure. As his book reveals, Richie has done a a lot of thinking about creativity, innovation, and risk-all of which can be important to a happy life-so I was interested to hear what he had to say.
Gretchen: What's a simple activity that consistently makes you happier?
Richie: I have to list three, because each is equally as, um, happifying- surfing, laughing with my beautiful wife, and wrestling on the trampoline with my boys. (In no particular order.)
What's something you know now about happiness that you didn't know when you were 18 years old?
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