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On Tuesday night, Dec 1st, the Lane Lyceum hosted Harvard professor and renowned author Arthur Brooks, who led an upbeat and inspiring discussion on finding happiness – during this pandemic period and beyond.

Drawing on insights from his books, including Gross National Happiness, his regular column in The Atlantic “How to Build a Life”, and his podcast series “The Art of Happiness“, Professor Brooks addressed topics such as:

  • The Hedonic Treadmill
  • The Satisfaction Equation (satisfaction = haves/wants)
  • Loneliness and isolation: Why are they painful?
  • Social media bingeing as a sub-optimal remedy
  • Transitions and “Lifequakes”

The session was well attended, thoroughly enjoyable and uplifting. The recorded Zoom session is available here:

Arthur’s presentation is available here.