Today, more than any day of the year, it's worth taking a look happiness.
Decades of happiness research are clear. Happiness is created when we:
1. Know what we want
2. Believe we can achieve it
3. And are able to do the work to make it happen.
So why aren't people happier??
I've posted videos from Dr. Dan Gilbert before. (link) This is a brand new video where Dan Gilbert discusses the struggle to accurately evaluate value. Thus, we tend to make choices that don't make us happy.
Dr. Gilbert speaks for 24 minutes, then there is a good question and answer after that. This entire video is 33 minutes long. But hey, it's Friday. And a holiday in the United States.