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What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness.

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TED Talk – Robert Waldinger : What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness.


This TED talk looks into the longest study of happiness in history, called “The Harvard Study of Adult Development” which tracked over 700 men over a 75 year period to try and determine which factors lead to the highest level of happiness.

The most stand-out factor, despite many of the participants believing wealth and fame would lead to happiness, was loving relationships with friends and family. Strong relationships result in people feeling socially connected and which actually produces physical benefits, leading to people living longer, healthier lives.

People who are more socially connected to family, to friends, to community, are happier. They’re physically happier, and they live longer than people who are less connected. The experience of loneliness turns out to be toxic.”
Robert Waldinger, Psychiatrist, psychoanalyst & Director of the 75 year long Harvard Study of on Adult happiness.

At Cubex, our aim is to prevent or remove any threat of becoming isolated and helping you along so you are able to participate and live life feeling fully engaged, more open and connected to your communication world.  If you are experiencing hearing loss, it is important to think of the people in your life and consider how your hearing loss might impact on your relationships and your ability to stay socially connected.

Contact Cubex if you would like to speak with an audiologist about staying socially connected.



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