43 Pasta Sauces Can Make Us Happy

8 Apr

I really like Malcolm Gladwell’s writing, and this video presentation, while using food, really gets into what makes people (and eaters) happy.

The more I think about it, the more I notice that we have difficulty explaining what makes us happy. According to this video, it’s having a lot of different options. There isn’t a “Platonic Form” of Happiness, but it’s subjective.

It’s psychology, but nevertheless, using subjectivity is why our taste buds are so unique, and why I’m not crazy about ketchup.


2 Responses to “43 Pasta Sauces Can Make Us Happy”

  1. Louise May 23, 2011 at 3:51 am #

    Love, love, love this TED talk! Thanks for sharing!

    • trwerner May 25, 2011 at 2:32 am #

      It’s got a great point, and TED talks always seem to make sense, even for something I’m not really familiar with.

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