It's perhaps the most universal human yearning: to be happy. But this simplest of goals so often eludes us. We're not terribly good, we humans, at knowing what we want.
"The Pursuit of Happiness" was 2004's conference theme, but TED speakers over many years have continued this quest. Daniel Gilbert's astonishing talk shows how we're poor predictors of what will actually make us happy. Stefan Sagmeister shares how great design contributed to his happiest moments, suggesting that the secret may be attention to detail. And Malcolm Gladwell, tongue in cheek, explores what we might learn about the pursuit of happiness through one man's quest to make the perfect pasta sauce.
But suppose we understand happiness. How, then, do we find it? Carl Honore says the key is, simply, to slow down. Pastor Rick Warren appeals for a life of spiritual purpose. And Barry Schwartz thinks a little less choice might do us all a lot of good.
14:41 Posted: Jun 2014
Views: 2,999,483 | Comments: 309
06:49 Posted: Jun 2014
Views: 1,989,521 | Comments: 218
18:11 Posted: Apr 2014
Views: 1,264,587 | Comments: 127
05:01 Posted: Apr 2014
Views: 1,431,242 | Comments: 178
09:22 Posted: Feb 2014
Views: 2,081,037 | Comments: 139
10:42 Posted: Feb 2014
Views: 2,421,689 | Comments: 157
16:35 Posted: Dec 2013
Views: 2,431,553 | Comments: 691
10:16 Posted: Nov 2012
Views: 1,961,812 | Comments: 275
09:47 Posted: Jul 2012
Views: 729,297 | Comments: 87
19:30 Posted: Jul 2012
Views: 4,889,203 | Comments: 501