Video: What makes a good life?

Lessons from the longest ever study on happiness

No wonder this surprising and inspiring talk by psychiatrist Robert Waldinger features in the most popular TED talks on all time.


It offers us a fascinating insight into what really keeps us happy in ourselves and our relationships. 


As the current director of 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction.

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken.


In this talk, Waldinger 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.