The Art of the Australian Insult


What price happiness?
February 27, 2009, 5:34 am
Filed under: Politicians

Two responses to revelations that the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relationships spent a large amount of money on a week-long happiness workshop:

“OUR government departments are apparently unaware of the global financial crisis (“$1 million junket to keep fat cats happy”, 26/2). The spending of $642,000 by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations on a week-long happiness workshop for public servants is an obscene waste of money. I guess it isn’t their money, so they at least don’t feel any great anxiety about spending it.

American psychobabble has probably caused more unhappiness than anything else in our modern age. It has encouraged introspection, self-indulgence and self-absorbed thinking. Being happy occurs as a side effect of getting your own life in order and by worrying less.”

Stewart Jackson
Ingham, Qld

FOR decades, self-help evangelists from the US have been whispering sweet nothings in our ear while deftly removing our wallets. Will Canberra now fund an unhappiness conference for all those people who are depressed by this provincial gullibility?
Frank Campbell
Elmhurst, Vic

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