Tuesday, November 8, 2011

TED Talk Tuesday- The Secret to Happiness

Have you met my friend, TED?

If you haven't, I think you should go to the site immediately and check it out.
Like now.

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design, and it all started as a super rad, invitation-only conference that brought together pioneers, visionaries and experts in those three fields to share their ideas in 18 minutes or less.  

The amazing thing is, a few years ago they started airing the videos online.
They even have an app, so you can watch them on your phone.

I just love TED Talks.
I truly believe that watching one TED talk a day is arguably a better education than many formalized educational programs.

So in honor of my deep admiration and overall giddiness for all things TED, I've decided to make Tuesdays "TED Talk Tuesday," where I could share my absolute favorites with you.

Today's talk is by Harvard Professor, Dan Gilbert, who also wrote the best selling book, Stumbling on Happiness, which I highly recommend.  

What is the secret to happiness?  Dan presents research that challenges the idea that happiness comes from getting what we want, and shows us that happiness is actually something we create, even when things don't go as planned.

What do you think?  Do you think that happiness is created?


  1. dan gilbert is awesome - this one is good too...

  2. Thanks for the link! I haven't seen that one before. Totally loved it. It's funny how much our perception colors our happiness.