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An introduction to the science of happiness and 5 unlikely ways to improve your happiness. The video is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_bEC58yNxY

An introduction to the science of happiness and 5 unlikely ways to improve your happiness. The video is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_bEC58yNxY

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Happiness (#ignitemumbai) Happiness (#ignitemumbai) Presentation Transcript

  • Happiness
    @amitklein, amitklein.com
  • Who is happier after one year?
    Quadriplegic
    Million Dollar Lotto Winner
  • Same Level of Happiness
    * http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/dan_gilbert_asks_why_are_we_happy.html
  • What does this tell us?
    So who is happy?
  • Who is happy?
  • But it’s not that easy… Causation
  • Who is not happy?
  • What is happiness?
    Surveys:
    I have very warm feelings towards almost everyone.
    I laugh a lot.
    I think I look attractive.
    I feel healthy.
    I have happy memories of the past.
  • Neurobiology
  • Where are people happy?
  • When are people happy?
  • Moral of the story… Don’t Worry
  • Why is it important to be happy?
    Smarter
  • Why is it important to be happy?
    Healthy
  • How you can improve your happiness: 5 unlikely ways
  • 1. Talk to strangers
  • 2. Fake it
  • 3. Buy me presents
  • 4. Research Happiness
  • 5. Participate in Ignite