We are all influenced by the people and places where we live. In particular, research shows that the communities we live in shape our ability to pursue and attain real happiness. My own professional interests have always included a focus on community development and creativity. After living and traveling to some great places, I am able to identify and describe some real differences that can only be found by experiencing life in different communities. I hope this will help you gain insights into what are the best and worst places for you to live.
This article represents a renewed emphasis and focus for The HipHappy Times. From now on, most of my writing will be focused on how to get and stay happy. I will focus on the role of social institutions on quality of life for individuals and communities. I hope you enjoy and learn. My first is a tribute to my relatively new (two years) hometown of Carrboro, NC. Learn about what makes a community cool and creative by reading my entertaining and educational Powerpoint presentation about why as Jim Morrison said “The West is the Best – Get Here and We will do the Rest.”
Click on this link to view a PDF Version of a presentation I have shared with community leaders entitled: C2HC2 (Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Chatham County) as the Creative Corner of the Research Triangle Park.l