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Johann Hari
Author of 2 New York Times best-selling books. Latest: 'LOST CONNECTIONS: Uncovering The Real Causes of Depression - and the Unexpected Solutions'
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If you aren't talking to people you disagree with - and enjoying the difference between you, and being fascinated by it - then you are mentally dying.
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Jeremy Vine On 5 Feb 16
This week author Johann Hari explained why the secret to happiness could be in thinking about others rather than yourself. | |
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Johann Hari Feb 16
I am obsessed with the Australian writer Helen Garner. ‘The First Stone’ – her book about a sexual harassment case in Melbourne – is really complex, & I don’t agree with parts, but – wow, I could stay with that narrative voice all day, every day
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Johann Hari Feb 14
When Canada tried a universal basic income in the 1970s in a town called Dauphin, mental illnesses so severe people had to be shut away in hospitals fell by 9% in just 3 years. Financial insecurity is a cause of mental illness; and reducing that insecurity reduces mental illness.
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Johann Hari Feb 14
Why has depression risen, year after year, all through my lifetime? I discussed the causes - & what we can do about it - with today, have a watch:
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Johann Hari Feb 13
Professor Tim Kasser has shown: the more you think life is about money, and status, and how you look to other people, the more vulnerable you are to and . Just like junk food has taken over our diets, junk values have taken over our minds & made us sick.
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Johann Hari Feb 11
Many of the factors driving our despair can't be solved individually; but they can be solved by us banding together to challenge the factors driving our despair. Individual, isolated gay ppl could do little about our distress; banding together, we changed our lives & the world
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Johann Hari Feb 9
Elena Ferrante’s short novels are as incredible as the Neapolitan quartet. ‘The Days of Abandonment’ is an insanely intense story about – well, a woman being dumped; sort of; and going mad; sort of. Seriously: read it
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Johann Hari Feb 9
This is what Jemima Khan says about my book ‘Lost Connections: Why You Are Depressed – And How To Find Hope’, which is out in paperback now
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Johann Hari Feb 8
Replying to @johannhari101
It turns out that constant financial stress is a serious cause of depression. (No shit). We need to restore our common sense understandings of the causes of deep distress - & then deal with those causes with innovative policies like this.
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Johann Hari Feb 8
The early results in Finland’s experiment giving people a no-strings basic income are in. They are fascinating. When this was tried in Canada in 70s, there was a significant fall in mental illness.
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Johann Hari Feb 8
Replying to @johannhari101
We have a right to marry. Peter has a right to speak. We don’t advance our rights by trying to take away his.
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Johann Hari Feb 8
I am gay and passionately in favour of equal marriage rights. I disagree with Peter Hitchens 90% of the time. It’s outrageous he is being censored on university campuses. Free speech won us gay rights & it’s an insult to our struggle to dismantle it in this way
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Johann Hari Feb 8
Replying to @johannhari101
I accidentally added a ? after the link there - it’s not casting doubt on the brilliant piece! Damn typos...
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Johann Hari Feb 8
Replying to @NaomiAKlein
This is a very good time for British people to read or reread one of the best political books ever, The Shock Doctrine by - It’s like the hard Brexiteers are using it as a guidebook
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Johann Hari Feb 8
This is why people like Jacob Rees-Mogg want No Deal - an essential read from ?
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Johann Hari Feb 8
This is what John Safran says about my book ‘Chasing The Scream: The Search For the Truth About Addiction’, which is out now in a new version, with lots of extra material by me bringing it up to date
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Johann Hari Feb 7
When you are alone, you can easily feel your and are personal flaws. But you are surrounded by people who feel the same - and have the same hunger for reconnection as you. One of our challenges now is to find our ways back to the tribe, and to a sense of home
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Johann Hari Feb 7
I define as “gay except for Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez-Cortes” and expect this to be so common it will have to be added to the LGBT thing.
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Johann Hari Feb 7
Replying to @johannhari101
Oh I got the wrong Chris Sweeney tagged here...
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