Robert Waldinger: What makes a good life? Lessons on happiness – TED Video

Robert Waldinger: What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

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 a 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.  [Video Link Below]

Psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and Zen priest
Robert Waldinger is the Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the most comprehensive longitudinal studies in history. Full bio
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  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On January 3, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Loved that! Thank you!
    The findings of their ongoing study reveal that good relationships keep us happier and healthier. Here’s to better relationships with the people in our lives !!!

  • Albert  On January 3, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    A recent publish study by a Princeton professor showed that white middle age men are dying out at an increasingly faster rate due to alcholism, drug overdose and mental?. These are the ones who probably had a good noncompetitve life,with high incomes even with a mere high school education.
    These are the people Trump is appealing to with promises to make America great again. .
    Dont know how this fit in to the above topic.

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