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Marta Picoto

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Transcript of happiness

the pursuit of happiness
The Pursuit of Happiness
Mattieu Ricard: State of well-being, a deep sense of serenity and fulfillment. A state that actually underlies all emotional states.
How do we aquire happiness? Positvely and Correctly?

Money and Happiness
Michael Norton TED Talk "How to buy Happiness"
CNN Article
Winning the Lottery ---> broken relationships
Experiment at the University of British Columbia
Spending money on others ---> more happiness

Positive Psychology
Created by Martin Seligman in 1990s
Focusing on strengths instead of weaknesses
The Plesant Life
Fulfilling small term personal desires
The Good Life
Flow, Engagement in work, family, etc
The Meaningful Life
Devotion to something greater than oneself
Focus on the Positive and your Strengths, not weaknesses
Keep those important to you, close to you
Express Gratitude
Give/Help others

The Importance of Relationships
Growing wiser as we grow older
Close relationships---> More happiness
Changing perspectives
Dr. Lyubomirsky's 7 myths of happiness
(Ron Gutman ted talk)



Ted Talks:
Ron Gutman: Power of Smiling
Nancy Etcoff: Happiness and its Surprises
Michael Norton: How to buy Happiness

PBS-This Emotional Life
Full transcript