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The art and science of happiness | Arthur Brooks | TEDxKC

Harvard Professor of happiness, Arthur Brooks, turns the tables on the idea of the “bucket list” as a way of achieving satisfaction, showing us where real joy and contentment are far more likely to be found. Arthur C. Brooks is the William Henry Bloomberg Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and Professor of Management Practice at the Harvard Business School.

Before joining the Harvard faculty in 2019, he served for 10 years as president of the Washington, D.C.-based American Enterprise Institute (AEI), one of the world’s leading think tanks. Under his leadership, the Institute more than doubled its annual revenues, deepened its outreach to leaders across the ideological spectrum and expanded its research portfolio to include work on poverty, happiness and human potential.

Brooks is the author of 12 books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller “From Strength to Strength.” He is also a columnist for The Atlantic and host of the…

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  1. The suffering, faith, or life philosphy argument has already been made by Jordan Peterson; not new at all. The reverse bucket argument is a negative assertion, instead of an affirming one. Has the author thought that perhaps his method could better be construed and applied as Sheryl Crow sang it long ago: "It's not having what you want, it's wanting what you've got." Ridding yourself of cravings for things, people, experiences, etc that you truly enjoy, and from which you gain satisfaction, do give you purpose. Denying yourself is just being austere. Want what you've got, appreciate it, share it, enjoy it. Reductive minimalism is what this author poses. And attaching it all to the concept of a "personal brand" is where it all falls apart. You are a person, an individual, not a "brand". A brand is made to sell, made to entice, made to stir cravings, made to stir emotion. All of those things are contrary to what the author says and writes. Sorry, but his argumentation is flawed.

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