TED VIDEO: What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

38,750,692 views – TEDxBeaconStreet | November 2015

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.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER – Robert Waldinger · Psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, Zen priest. Robert Waldinger is the Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the most comprehensive longitudinal studies in history.
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