what you really really want.

Andrew B. Myers

“There’s a debate in our culture about what really makes us happy, which is summarized by, on the one hand, the book On the Road and, on the other, the movie It’s a Wonderful Life. The former celebrates the life of freedom and adventure. The latter celebrates roots and connections. Research over the past thirty years makes it clear that what the inner mind really wants is connection. It’s a Wonderful Life was right.”

Social Animal by David Brooks, The New Yorker 01/17/11