What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness
Today we are sharing a post on what defines a good life, based on a study by Robert Waldinger. It’s interesting on how life goals and dreams can change as we age and gain more life experiences. Also, being able to find your best self sooner in life can really make a difference on how you perceive your situation and the cards you have been dealt.
“What keeps us healthy and happy as we go through life? If you were going to invest now in your future best self, where would you put your time and your energy? There was a recent survey of millennials asking them what their most important life goals were, and over 80 percent said that a major life goal for them was to get rich.
‘And another 50 percent of those same young adults said that another major life goal was to become famous. And we’re constantly told to lean in to work, to push harder and achieve more. We’re given the impression that these are the things that we need to go after in order to have a good life. Pictures of entire lives, of the choices that people make and how those choices work out for them, those pictures are almost impossible to get. Most of what we know about human life we know from asking people to remember the past, and as we know, hindsight is anything but 20/20. We forget vast amounts of what happens to us in life, and sometimes memory is downright creative.”
To continue reading the article and learn what Robert found, visit: https://www.ted.com/talks/robert_waldinger_what_makes_a_good_life_lessons_from_the_longest_study_on_happiness/transcript?language=en
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