by Maria Raquel Bonifacino
Grahan Hill promotes small spaces as if this is the solution to being happy.
Since the beginning of humanity, man has sought new spaces expanding from Africa to the rest of the planet. From caverns to hotels built of ice, from tents in the desert to floating houses, from igloos to mountain peaks, human beings have adapted to living in any space and place, even in those most extreme and odd.
Happiness does not depend on the size of the space where we live because, it does not come from the outside to us, conversely, it is born in our soul and mind, subsequently, is projected to our habitat, deeply influencing it. In times of pandemic, we become aware of the importance of housing space and even more so if we have children, pets or both.
In TED s video He asks : Would having fewer material things make us more miserable?
The answer would be determined by the type of work that each person does and the kind of material they accumulate.
We live in societies subordinate to the economy, many people have made their fortune based on the purchase and sale of waste materials such as plastic, cardboard and glass, among others, and garbage is used to create compost and it is a great experienced entrepreneurship in Norway and Holland.
In conclusion, we do not have the character of bees to settle for living in a honeycomb we are more like birds for that reason it does not matter if the cage is made of gold, we will be much happier in open spaces.
Two of the writer’s mantras are “small is sexy” and “think small”. As far as I am concerned, our hearts must be sexy, our thoughts big and minds open because, we don’t need people with small thoughts and boring hearts.