An unexpected book arrived in the mail the other day. A gift from my friend’s at Wisdom Publications. Zen Master Raven: The Teachings of a Wise Old Bird. by Zen Master human form, Robert Aitken. Here the koans are told by and to animals of the forest: raven, porcupine, owl, woodpecker, badger, black bear, and […]
Ron Gutman makes a quick and convincing case for the super powers of smiling.
A few interesting numbers:
- Kids smile on average 400/day (not so many for adults)
- One smile packs the pleasure payload of 2000 bars of chocolate (and without the calories)
- A smile also provides the same pleasure as finding $25,000