This talk really rings true for me. I have been fascinated with the field of Positive Psychology for years, and people often believe the focus is only on happiness, which is certainly not the case. I think Esfahani Smith offers four pillars that really sum up what it means to live well beyond the superficial notion of being happy. The pillar of “Storytelling” resonated particularly strongly with me; I worked in a psychology lab focused on narratives and wellbeing, and Dan McAdams’ work (referenced in this video) is groundbreaking. I hope you enjoy!
Do you agree with her pillars? Which pillar speaks most strongly to you?