Archive for the ‘Happiness’ Category

Nancy Etcoff: Happiness and its surprises

Thursday, December 15th, 2016
Filmed February 2004 at TED2004

Nancy Etcoff: Happiness and its surprises

What Makes a Good Life? Lessons from the Longest Study on Happiness

Friday, February 5th, 2016
Published on 25 Jan 2016

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. As the director of 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.

There isn’t time — so brief is life — for bickerings, apologies, heartburnings, callings to account. there is only time for loving — & but an instant, so to speak, for that.
Mark Twain- Letter to Clara Spaulding, 20 August 1886

Robert Waldinger | TED Talks