Sunday, April 19, 2009

The IoS Happy List 2009 :100 people who make Britain a better & a happier place to live

One hundred people who make Britain a better, more caring and contented nation are named today in The Independent on Sunday Happy List, 2009. The IoS Happy List 2009 - the 100 I think it's quite an interesting list with many worthy names. I agree with these names in particular: Sir David Attenborough - he always presents information in a very quiet and dignified way. Camila Batmanghelidjh - I've read lots of articles about this amazing woman. She is truly inspiring. Shami Chakrabarti - she is an important civil liberties campaigner who is always worth listening to. And she is charming as well as very intelligent. Danny Boyle - a very talented movie director who is obviouly well-liked as well as respected in the acting community. His happiness is contagious. Simon King - he's such a quiet and thoughtful man who comes across as very sweet and charming on Springwatch and Autumnwatch. Ray Mears - I like his enthusiasm about the outdoors and how to live in the wild. Jacqueline Wilson - I've always been impressed by how she treats the young fans of her books with such kindness and respect. I would add physicist and broadcaster Professor Brian Cox. He has the perfect television personality for explaining science and making it exciting. And his enthusiasm about science and his happiness are contagious. What do you think of the list? Is there someone you would add?

4 comments:

  1. Many of the names I didn't recognise but several of those you list here I agree with wholeheartedly, particularly Sir David Attenborough and Ray Mears. xx

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  2. I didn't recognize all the names on the list either, Flighty.

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  3. What, no Stephen Fry?

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  4. You're right! Stephen Fry should be on the list. He helps to spread happiness through his wit, intelligence and charm.

    I thought of another one - Jamie Oliver. He's transformed the lives of disadvantaged young people by training them to work in his Fifteen restaurants, and he also campaigned for healthy food in British schools. He has also come up with the idea of the Ministry of Food, "Pass it On" - teach a recipe to two more people and then ask them to teach it to two more and so on.

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