Jab over Java: Lessons from the Longest Study on Happiness



Taking a look at the science of the good life.


Presentation by Dr. Robert Waldinger
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness
T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Harvard Medical School


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.


Published on YouTube, 01.25.2016, by TED, republished with embed permission.

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