Guest Blog: Don’t do things on purpose

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This is what the eminent psychiatrist Professor Anthony Clare had to say about happiness in an interview I once read: “It’s not simply a matter of having friends, but of feeling a part of something bigger than oneself: whether through family, work or community. That’s why World War Two veterans often say that, despite the war, it was one of the happiest times of their lives. War gave them ‘a sense of comradeship’, a ‘common purpose’ and a feeling of doing something worthwhile.”