What Makes a Good Life? A 75 Year Study on Happiness.

In this video psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, the director of a 75-year-long study conducted at Harvard University, talks about what was learned about what makes a good life. 

As I was listening to him speak I thought of Cicely Isabel Fairfield (December 21, 1892 - March 15, 1983), known by her pen name Rebecca West, or Dame Rebecca West, who wrote “The trouble about man is twofold. He cannot learn truths which are too complicated; he forgets truths which are too simple.”

His conclusion thus far, after so many people have been studied over the 75 years of study, proves to be that the simple truths about what makes a good life endure the test of time seem too complicated to do, and the simple truths seem difficult to remember.​

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