Five TED Talks That Will Brighten Your Day

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1. “What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness” – Robert Waldinger

Watch here: https://www.ted.com/talks/robert_waldinger_what_makes_a_good_life_lessons_from_the_longest_study_on_happiness

Within this TED Talk, Robert Waldinger discusses a study on adult development that has been conducted for over 77 years now. The study uncovers what it is that makes a good life. 


2.  “Reconnecting with compassion” – Krista Tippett

Watch here:  https://www.ted.com/talks/krista_tippett_reconnecting_with_compassion

Within this TED Talk, Krista Tippett discusses compassion and how people have lost their connection with it. Tippett offers a more achievable perspective on compassion.

3. “Want to be happy? Be grateful” – David Steindl-Rast

Watch here: https://www.ted.com/talks/david_steindl_rast_want_to_be_happy_be_grateful

David Steindl-Rast recommends that we all slow down, be aware and adopt more grateful outlooks within this TED Talk. Steindl-Rast feels that gratitude is the key to achieving what we’re all seeking out: happiness.

4. “Being young and making an impact” – Natalie Warne

Watch here: https://www.ted.com/talks/natalie_warne_being_young_and_making_an_impact

Within this TED Talk, 18-year-old Natalie Warne sets an example for her fellow young activists. Warne demonstrates that age ought not to hold anyone back from holding on to their passion and taking action.

5. “How to buy happiness” – Michael Norton

Watch here: https://www.ted.com/talks/michael_norton_how_to_buy_happiness

This TED Talk is centered around the relationship between expending money and happiness. Michael Norton’s research shows that pro-social spending is the best way to “buy happiness”.

By Savannah Slone www.savannahslonewriter.com