By Matthew Inman
The question, “Are you happy?” seems simple enough, right? Well, Matthew Inman, creator of the mega-popular website, The Oatmeal, takes our common understanding of “happiness” to task. As he eloquently states, “Pluto is no longer a planet because our definition of planet wasn’t very good. I’m not ‘happy’ because our definition of happy isn’t very good.” Playful, snarky, and refreshing, How to Be Perfectly Unhappy challenges us to look beyond the happy/sad binary and find meaning as we engage with the inherent strangeness of the world around us.