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.

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26 replies
  1. Jakkrapat Khiawdee
    Jakkrapat Khiawdee says:

    More than money, I want a good girlfriend who live with me the whole life.
    We want a warm family with a lovely kid.
    We help each other to make money.
    We can get through any difficult situation.
    She's the only one.
    Without her, how can I survive myself?
    Sometimes I need someone to push me, to support me.

  2. Victoria Bascon
    Victoria Bascon says:

    Interesting research. May I ask though, how did this research define "good relationship"? And since this is a part survey-type of research, it's also interesting to know how much are the "outliers", the physically healthy people with bad relationship and vice versa.

  3. Maddox Bromley
    Maddox Bromley says:

    Idk about that. I think if you are an introverted dude then heavy socialization is very stressful and unhealthy. My socialization consist of my wife and that's about it. I am more than happy with that. Nothing puts me at ease more than sitting alone and listening to the birds and the wind. To say that socialization is the key to a long and happy life is a generalization most likely done by an extrovert

  4. Kami Nelson
    Kami Nelson says:

    One thing I found interesting was when he said his fellow researchers would call up the men, now in their 80's and ask them if it would be okay if they sent them a survey of the life, the men from Boston said: "Why do you want to study me? My life is not that exciting." While the men from Harvard never said such.

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