Pinkcast 1.15: A simple way to add more meaning to your life.
LINKS AND FURTHER READING:
- Emily’s book is The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters (Amazon | BN.com | 800CEOREAD | IndieBound). You can find more about Emily herself on her website.
- She and Stanford professor Jennifer Aaker wrote this excellent New York Magazine piece on why pursuing meaning is wiser than pursuing happiness.
- Several studies demonstrate that meaning-seeking and meaningful acts can boost our well-being. Here are two examples. First, Veronika Huta and Richard Ryan (one of the heroes of Drive) have found that pursuing pleasure without virtue makes us momentarily happy, but combining them provides lasting satisfaction. Second, this study shows how helping out around the house can boost young people’s resilience and sense of self.
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