Published: 9 August, 2012
by TOM FOOT
It was something, except in very rare cases, about not having everything and maintaining an “appetite for possible things”.
Russell wrote, in the Conquest of Happiness (1930), that “to be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness”.
In this spirit, Camden Council has begun to poll residents about how they can make the borough a happier place to live.
Video interviews posted online on the council’s website, revealed communities would be happier without a chicken shop on “every corner” and if gyms were cheaper.
The council has announced it will share responsibility for “public health” with Islington Town Hall, under a single director of public health, from April 2013.