How I Learned to Cope with Disappointment, Setback, and Crisis

Atlantic Media owner David Bradley offers a personal story of what he knows now, at 64, that he didn’t know in his youth about coping with setback and disappointment. In small part a personal narrative, though much more the uncommon story of an American journalist held hostage by al Qaeda for 660 days — the talk focuses on the inescapability of personal setback and known frames for getting through the worst. As a point of departure, the conversation touches on the famous Harvard happiness study and the three largest predictors of who reaches older age both happy and healthy.

Festival: 2017

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