I guess this is why I love my work so much -- I get to have deep, substantive conversations with people every day!
Talk Deeply, Be Happy? - Well Blog - NYTimes.com
It does make me wonder, though, if focus is associated with melancholy (aka sadness), and deep conversations (during which you'd have to be focused, right?) make you happy, is the main difference the connection to another person? That is, does deep, solitary focus tend to make you sad, while deep connection tend to make you happy?