The concept of happiness is reasonably straightforward, but what does it mean? According to bestselling author Emily Esfahani Smith, it’s often misunderstood. Emily draws on psychology, philosophy, and literature as she goes on a deep dive to explore the true meaning of what it is to be happy.
Emily is the host of a transformational TED talk that’s been viewed more than nine million times. Her most recent book is called The Power of Meaning: Finding Fulfilment in a World Obsessed with Happiness, and it’s a thought-provoking take on what true happiness really is. She takes an all-angles look at the concept of happiness in personal, professional and emotional senses, with an eye to overall happiness that may not be quite what you think it is.
Why do we make decisions we know are bad for us? Should we just follow our innermost passions? Can our actions influence our feelings? Emily’s answers to these questions are enlightening and at-times confronting, and she’ll challenge your approach to being happy in a really rewarding way.
Thank you so much to Emily! You can find her http://emilyesfahanismith.com/ here, and Kiwis you can see details on where to find her wonderful book here .
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