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Find Joy Throughout Life's Different Stages

Apr 02, 2019
CATEGORY: Society, Health, U.S.A.

Behavioral economist Arthur Brooks talks about finding happiness throughout life, particularly in later years.

Economists who have researched happiness over a lifetime find it starts to decline after adolescence and noticeably dips when people enter middle age. How can we avoid the middle age blues and feel purposeful later in life? Arthur Brooks, behavioral economist and American Enterprise Institute president, uses eastern and western philosophies, classical music, and the latest research to give usable advice on how to be joyful throughout life’s different stages. It’s inescapable that we’ll grow older, so how can we develop new strengths as our life journey progresses?


At the Aspen Ideas Festival this June, Arthur Brooks will talk about his new book, Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from Our Culture of Contempt. Passes to the Festival are still available. Register today

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