Will Wilkinson is cutting back on blogging to pursue a creative writing MFA:
I think the most important thing I took away from all that time with my nose in happiness research and behavioral econ is that we overestimate the value of what we already have and so underestimate the upside of taking a chance, leaving something behind, and making a big change. Most of us end up where we are through a sort of drift.
Good for Will. I've sometimes wondered whether I should try writing fiction. When I first wrote it was all short stories and poetry.