Don't Worry, Be Happy

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On page 572, Ahmed mentions Betty Friedan and the happy housewife. In case you are interested, I have added Friedan's chapter on it (in the Feminine Mystique) to WebCT for this week. Also, I can't help but hear this song in my head when I think about happiness and worry (I couldn't post the video because the embed function was disabled). Bobby McFerrin tells us, "Don't worry, be happy!". Check out this lyric:

In every life you have some trouble
When you worry you make it double
Wait..isn't doubling our trouble a good thing?

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i dont think doubling our trouble is a good thing in this context sara, but maybe thats just my reading of the song.

also, interesting to note, bobby mcferrin refuses to play this song ever again. like he hasnt for some 11 years or something. he does classic orchestra music stuff now. apparently this song hasn't make him happy in a long long time...

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