Feel Good Sunday: The Secret to a Happy Life
Check out this captivating TED Talk by psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, who leads the Harvard Study of Adult Development. According to Waldinger, the happiest and healthiest people are those who have warm relationship. In this TED Talk, he delves into how relationships matter in our lives, how they affect our health, what kinds of relationships give us this big benefit in happiness, and which tools you can start using today to make your relationship stronger.
When asking people, when they got to be in their 80s, to look back on their lives and to tell us what they were proudest of, almost everybody said something about their relationships. They didn’t say, “I made a lot of money” or “I won some big awards.” They said, “I was a good mentor,” “I was a good friend,” “I raised healthy kids,” “I was a good partner.” And so what we find is that what seems to mean the most to people when they get to the end of their lives is the strength and the warmth of their connections to others.
If you are curious about how to approach life and your own pursuit of happiness, have a listen: