Where Is Your Happy Place?

A Mexican friend says Dodger Stadium is her happy place. She goes there and she always feels happy.

I want to say that for Jews, synagogue is their happy place. They go there and they always feel happy. But I think this is only true for a small number of Jews. Orthodox Jews tend to go to shul every day and you can’t expect a place you go to every day to always make you feel happy. I wonder if synagogue is a happy place for a higher percentage of non-Orthodox Jews than Orthodox Jews because non-Orthodox Jews go to synagogue less frequently and therefore it might be a more intense and uplifting experience.

For other Jews, going to a bank might be their happy place.

For blacks, going to a game or a club or barbershop might be their happy place.

For intellectually-inclined whites, going to a library might be their happy place.

For many Australians, going to the race track or a bookie or a bar is their happy place. For many men, it might be a strip club or a whore house. No man wants to deal with an unhappy whore so when he pays for that service, he can reasonably expect to be made to feel happy.

About Luke Ford

I’ve written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been followed by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).

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