Journal Assignment: Can you sustain or maintain any emotion for more than one hour? Tell me whether and how you succeeded. Did you find it natural or unnatural to try to sustain your feelings? Or, were emotions meant to be time-limited and therefore something you did not invest much in keeping but, rather, something you learn from, or are sources of information? Does the hedonic treadmill make people look like fools, our culture look like a bankrupt capitalistic nightmare, or both? Lastly, does this research suggest that happiness is best viewed as a destination or as a lifelong process?
Length of the journal can vary between 1/2 and 2 pages but in no case should be more than 2 pages (should be typed in12 pt. font, double spaced and with 1 inch margins)