Happiness (4)

  • Want to be happy? Be grateful

    By: DAVID STEINDL-RAST

    Duration: 14:30

    Culture, Happiness

    Ted Brief : The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. An inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you’re going, and above all, being grateful.

  • There’s more to life than being happy

    By: Emily Esfahani Smith

    Duration: 12:18

    Happiness, Personal Growth

    Ted Brief : Our culture is obsessed with happiness, but what if there's a more fulfilling path? Happiness comes and goes, says writer Emily Esfahani Smith, but having meaning in life -- serving something beyond yourself and developing the best within you -- gives you something to hold onto. Learn more about the difference between being happy and having meaning as Smith offers four pillars of a meaningful life.

  • How to gain control of your free time

    By: Laura Vanderkam

    Duration: 11:54

    Choice, Happiness

    Ted Brief : There are 168 hours in each week. How do we find time for what matters most? Time management expert Laura Vanderkam studies how busy people spend their lives, and she's discovered that many of us drastically overestimate our commitments each week, while underestimating the time we have to ourselves. She offers a few practical strategies to help find more time for what matters to us, so we can "build the lives we want in the time we've got."

  • What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

    By: Robert Waldinger

    Duration: 12:48

    Happiness

    Ted Brief: 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.

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