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Happiness

Meaning and the good life

guide

How to be a happy nihilist

Exhausted by the modern pressure to squeeze meaning out of every moment? Here’s a radical way to reset your priorities

by Wendy Syfret

Puppets with monkey faces in office attire, performing a synchronised dance in a cubicle-filled office setting, with computers and office supplies visible.

Happiness

film

Humanoid animals sing through their existential angst in this madcap short

Directed by Niki Lindroth Von Bahr

Laughter and comedy

guide

How to laugh more

You don’t have to wait to be amused, there are ways to train yourself to enjoy the ‘cheap medicine’ of laughter every day

by Freda Gonot-Schoupinsky

Two puppets in silver spacesuits lie against a starry backdrop, surrounded by makeup items. One puppet has short black hair, the other has bright green hair.

Friendship

film

Fatu treks into the glamorous unknown during his first outing in makeup

Directed by Iiti Yli-Harja

A man and woman sit by a calm lake during dusk, with mountains in the background and a dog resting near the woman.

Home

film

Life on Bruny Island, population 750, is suffused with trade-offs and joys

Directed by Guido Pezz