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Saturday, 31 August 2013

Saturday Rave: Mr Happy by Roger Hargreaves.

Mr Happy lives in Happyland, where even the worms are happy.

One day he finds a staircase inside a tree.

'The stairs went round and round and down and down and round and down and down and round.'

At the bottom of the staircase he finds...

...hey, you really want to know, don't you?

Well, I'm afraid that all I'm prepared to say is that the story ends with some practical advice which has, since the publication of the book, proved to have a sound scientific basis.

And what it tells you is how to be happy.

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Graffiti in Centre Place, Melbourne. Photo by Rowpindi

Word To Use Today: happy. This word comes from the Old Norse happ, good luck, and is related to the Old English gehæplic, which means convenient, and the Old Slavonic kobŭ, which means fate.

 





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