Talk Deeply, Be Happy

"...substantive conversation seemed to hold the key to happiness for two main reasons: both because human beings are driven to find and create meaning in their lives, and because we are social animals who want and need to connect with other people."

Now that is something nice to hear from The New York Times!  Many of us try and get children to talk deeply, and this, perhaps, is another reason to go beyond surface level conversations: long term happiness.  And to think, I was satisfied with heightened curiosity and deeper understanding!