The Pursuit of Happiness or What Makes us Happy?

Dr. George Vaillant shares insights from his decades of following the Grant Study men. Happiness isn’t About “Me”, it is more about being there for others. This video is full of examples from this research, following men since the 1930’s. Some wise lessons in this video. You can read the article here: The Atlantic: What makes us happy

Is there a formula—some mix of love, work, and psychological adaptation—for a good life? For 72 years, researchers at Harvard have been examining this question, following 268 men who entered college in the late 1930s through war, career, marriage and divorce, parenthood and grandparenthood, and old age. Here, for the first time, a journalist gains access to the archive of one of the most comprehensive longitudinal studies in history. Its contents, as much literature as science, offer profound insight into the human condition—and into the brilliant, complex mind of the study’s longtime director, George Vaillant.

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