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What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness | Robert Waldinger

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Ted talk: Harvard survey director talks about research that determines what makes a good life
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Resercher talking (TED talk) to his audience about a reserch developed by harvard on what makes a good lige. What makes humans happy and healthy
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1. Fill the gap.
There was a recentofasking them what their most important life goals were,
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(Laughter) And we're constantly told toin to work, to push harder and achieve more.
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… and as we know,is anything but 20/20.
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But what if we could watch entire lives as theythrough time?
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Studies like this arerare.
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… orfor the research dries up,
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Most lived inmany without hot and cold running water.
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A fewschizophrenia.
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Somethe social ladder from the bottom all the way to the very top, and some made that journey in the opposite direction.
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Well, the lessons aren't aboutor fame or working harder and harder.
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And living in theof good, warm relationships is protective.
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… healthyand who wasn't.
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And good, close relationships seem tous from some of the slings and arrows of getting old.
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… those people's memories staylonger.
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Some of our octogenarian couples couldwith each other day in and day out,
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… those arguments didn't take aon their memories.
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So this message, that good, close relationships are good for our health and well - being, this isthat's as old as the hills.
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It might be something as simple as replacing screen time with people time or livening up arelationship by doing something new …
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… orout to that family member who you haven't spoken to in years,
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" There isn't time, sois life, for bickerings, apologies, heartburnings, callings to account.
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