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What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

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What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? As the director of 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.

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Avatar for Manoj Divatia
Love is the essence of life as we being animal understand the hugging and cuddling as the VERY FIRST EXPIERNCE WHEN MOTHER HUGS OR CUDDLES BABY. We as human have the " Notice Me" attitude since the child hood as mother always treats the young one with so much love that The child is assured of constant support. Later in lie the young one within us still is alive and becomes young one sometimes. The key to the best relation ship is to recognize, the switch from adult to child status of Husband by wife and vice versa as Father is a fear/ love support and mother is love / fear support in pschy of child during the early age up to say 10-15 years.
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Gloria Wei
I cannot understand why during the 75 years research no any practical help provided to those who are not good at building positive relationship. Everyone knows relationship is extremely important for health, career advancement, happiness. Can someone help people like me who are not good at dealing with people to learn how to build the trustworthy relationship and enjoy the life journey?
01/10/2017 • 
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It is the best way as it kills the loneliness of an individual.
03/01/2017 • 
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Avatar for Dolly Ocoro
I am totally agree with the topic... Good relationships make a relevant impact in our life. In this time we see so many people who prioritize their happiness in material things, but at the end of their life, they realize that the true happiness is based in having good interpersonal relationships. When we have a good relationship, it makes influence in our mood in our brain and body. In the other hand, bad relationships also makes a big impact in our life causing depression, anxiety and even it makes impact in our body as having a physical pain. Definitely having good relationships make a big impact in our brain body and help us to live longer.
02/13/2019 • 
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By nature, man is created for life in society. In all religions, much attention is paid to the role of society, families and interaction. History has proved that even the power states could no longer "live" in "solitude." Egocentrism, as the worst phenomenon of globalization, once again proves the importance of human relations on the example of some "modern" countries. It is surprising that people living on minimal incomes in poor countries feel much happier than rich contemporaries from the West. Maybe this is due to solidarity, empathy and compassion. Or it is because of: "Poverty — brings people together".
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Avatar for Badalbayeva Nodira
the relationships make happy people ,protect our health and brain
06/21/2019 • 
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good attitude-power
08/20/2019 • 
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Avatar for Jaylen Jean-Baptiste
If you want to become a chef what do you knowing how to find the mitochondrion in cells teaching you about how to become a chef. Also, most young adults don't even know about taxes or debts because we didn't learn that in school
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What do relationships help us? They 're physically healthier and they live longer than people who are less well-connected and the experience of loneliness turns out to be toxic, who are more isolated than they want to be from others find that they are less happy, their health declines earlier in midlife their brain functioning declined sooner and they live shorter lives than people who are not lonely.
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I learned that relationships are the best thing a person can have. I can use this video to grow my relationships so that I can be happier later on in life. Just like the people in the poll I thought that getting money and fame was a good goal. However, I see now that healthy happy relationships are what I truly need.
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Avatar for Makenzie Sherrill
What keeps us happy and healthy is being in good relationships. The relationships benefit us by keeping us from being lonely which is bad for our health. Relationships allow us to be social and have good effects on our health. Being social gives you people to talk to and grow with.
01/11/2022 • 
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Avatar for Jose Euceda
I feel that relationships are really important to be happy. If you aren't connected with people how are you going to make it to 90 years old when you are living with people. It is also important that you know your goals and you know what you want. Robert said that loneliness kills and he is right. I want to be happy in my life and I have a lot of friends that should make me happy, right? That's where you are wrong. The quality of friends also matters.
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Avatar for Mayra TejamanilCastro
Talks about how people are happy, the main reason is relationships with friends, family, whoever. They are important because they make up our lives. Without people in our lives, we destroy ourselves, our humanity. It is good to keep good relationships in your life because that makes your life last longer.
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