Simply Happy

Can we learn more about happiness through science? Or are there simpler ways to achieve it? We hear from five TED speakers who contemplate different paths to finding happiness. Researcher Matt Killingsworth says we’re often happiest when we’re lost in the moment. Journalist Carl Honore believes our society’s emphasis on speed erodes our ability to feel happy. Writer Graham Hill makes the case for simplicity as a way out of the confusion. Psychologist Dan Gilbert challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we lose what we want. Brother David Steindl-Rast reflects on looking where you’re going and being grateful.
Illustration: DINONABI

TED Radio Hour | 30th December 2016