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Arthur Brooks: The Science of Happiness, How to Build the Life You Want | E247

Arthur Brooks: The Science of Happiness, How to Build the Life You Want | E247

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Arthur Brooks had been a successful social scientist and an authority on human behavior for nearly thirty years. But he realized that when it came to his own personal well-being, his expertise was not making him any happier. So he quit his job and devoted his life to the pursuit of happiness…research. In this episode of YAP, Hala talks to Arthur about building true happiness and his new book with Oprah Winfrey called Build the Life you Want.

 

Arthur Brooks is a behavioral social scientist with a focus on human happiness. He is the William Henry Bloomberg Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School and Professor of Management Practice at the Harvard Business School. He is the author of multiple bestselling books and is the host of the How to Build a Happy Life with Arthur Brooks podcast.

 

In this episode, Hala and Arthur will discuss:

 - How he quit his job to study happiness

- The pursuit of “mini-careers”

- How he met and started working with Oprah

- Why Americans struggle with happiness

- The three key ingredients to happiness

- The difference between pleasure and enjoyment

- Why you can’t keep no satisfaction

- Why meaning requires pain

- How hard work leads to more satisfaction

- Why you need unhappiness

- And other topics…

 

Arthur Brooks is a behavioral social scientist with a focus on human happiness. He is the William Henry Bloomberg Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School and Professor of Management Practice at the Harvard Business School. Before joining the Harvard faculty in 2019, he served as president of the American Enterprise Institute, one of the world’s leading think tanks. He is the author of multiple bestselling books, including his latest with Oprah Winfrey, Build the Life You Want. Alongside his podcast and his articles in The Atlantic, Arthur served as the subject of the 2019 documentary film “The Pursuit,” which Variety named one of the “Best Documentaries on Netflix” in August 2019. He was also selected as one of Fortune’s “50 World’s Greatest Leaders.”

 

Resources Mentioned: 

Arthur’s Articles in The Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/author/arthur-c-brooks/

The “How to Build a Happy Life with Arthur Brooks” Podcast: https://arthurbrooks.com/podcast/

Arthur’s Books: https://arthurbrooks.com/books/

Arthur’s Website: https://arthurbrooks.com/

Arthur’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/arthur-c-brooks/

Arthur’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/arthurbrooks

Arthur’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arthurcbrooks/

Arthur’s Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/ArthurBrooks/

Are you a cheerleader, poet, mad scientist, or judge? Take this quiz to learn your PANAS profile: https://arthurbrooks.com/build

Arthur’s new book with Oprah Winfrey Build the Life You Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier: https://www.amazon.com/Build-Life-You-Want-Science/dp/0593545400

  

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Arthur Brooks: The Science of Happiness, How to Build the Life You Want | E247

Arthur Brooks: The Science of Happiness, How to Build the Life You Want | E247

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