Martin Seligman on Flourishing, Public Policy, and the Army

Book talk. While certainly a part of well-being, happiness alone doesn’t give life meaning. What is it that enables us to cultivate our talents, to build deep, lasting relationships with others, to feel pleasure, and to contribute meaningfully to the world? Discover the five pillars of well-being identified through years of Martin Seligman's research.

Festival: 2011

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