The Science Of Building The Life You Want | Arthur Brooks

Ten Percent Happier
April 15, 2024
The Science Of Building The Life You Want | Arthur Brooks
Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris

Professor and writer Arthur Brooks on his recent book (co-authored with Oprah Winfrey): Build The Life You Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier. Arthur has seen the themes of this book play out in his own life. He started his career as a classical French horn player, then got his PhD in public policy analysis, and went on to run a think tank called the American Enterprise Institute. He is currently a professor at the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School. He also does work with The Atlantic, where he writes a column and hosts a podcast called How to Build a Happy Life. Arthur was formerly on Ten Percent Happier to discuss his book From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life

In this episode we talk about:

  • Myth busting about happiness
  • The three macronutrients of happiness
  • The perils of pursuing pleasure
  • How to be effectively and wisely ambitious
  • How to ascertain if you have meaning in your life
  • How to manage your emotions
  • The difference between healthy and unhealthy envy 

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