The Good Life: Lessons from the World’s Longest Scientific Study of Happiness
Buy It on Amazon  

What makes for a happy life, a fulfilling life? A good life? According to
the directors of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, the longest
scientific study of happiness ever conducted, the answer to these questions
may be closer than you realize. What makes a life fulfilling and
meaningful? The simple but surprising answer is: relationships. The
stronger our relationships, the more likely we are to live happy,
satisfying, and overall healthier lives. In fact, the Harvard Study of
Adult Development reveals that the strength of our connections with others
can predict the health of both our bodies and our brains as we go through
life. The invaluable insights in this book emerge from the revealing
personal stories of hundreds of participants in the Harvard Study as they
were followed year after year for their entire adult lives, and this wisdom
is bolstered by research findings from this and many other studies.
Relationships in all their forms—friendships, romantic partnerships,
families, coworkers, tennis partners, book club members, Bible study
groups—all contribute to a happier, healthier life. And as The Good Life
shows us, it’s never too late to strengthen the relationships you have, and
never too late to build new ones. Dr. Waldinger’s TED Talk about the
Harvard Study, “What Makes a Good Life,” has been viewed more than 42
million times and is one of the ten most-watched TED talks ever. The Good
Life has been praised by bestselling authors Jay Shetty (“Robert Waldinger
and Marc Schulz lead us on an empowering quest towards our greatest need:
meaningful human connection”), Angela Duckworth (“In a crowded field of
life advice and even life advice based on scientific research, Schulz and
Waldinger stand apart”), and happiness expert Laurie Santos (“Waldinger and
Schulz are world experts on the counterintuitive things that make life
meaningful”). With warmth, wisdom, and compelling life stories, The Good
Life shows us how we can make our lives happier and more meaningful through
our connections to others. Read more


Genre Self help

18 Votes

You must log in to post a comment