Dr. Sadeghi writes in his book that our secular world has given up many of its rituals. Rituals, or traditions, within cultures connect people. In Blue Zones of Happiness, Dan Buettner writes that we need a connectedness to be happy. Ironically, in our growing world that is becoming more one, more secular, making our world smaller, we are becoming less connected. I know that I feel extremely disconnected, and lonely, in one of the most populated cities in our country, right in the thick of the concrete jungle. We rush from one thing to another, we sit in our cars, on an overpopulated freeway, alone. We don’t take part in the little things, the little rituals, that connect us, make us who we are, make us who we once were as a people, connect us to where we came from, and to eachother.
I grew up in a home full of tradition, or even rituals. I know it’s one of the many things that I love about Denmark. Continue Reading ->