What actually makes for a happy life, a fulfilling life—a good life? Robert Waldinger (a friend of LBA) and his colleague Marc Schulz, directors of the Harvard Study of Adult Development and leaders of the world’s longest scientific study on happiness, share the surprising answer to this question in their forthcoming book, The Good Life (to be released January 10, 2023).
The book is a compelling read that brings remarkable, research-based insights to light through the life histories of dozens of participants in the Harvard Study. The research makes clear that contrary to popular opinion, well-being is not attained through financial success and achievement but instead flows from the quality of our relationships—whether familial, romantic, social, or professional. And, as The Good Life shows us, it’s never too late to strengthen the relationships you have—and never too late to build new ones.
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This article was published as part of the LBA Fall Reflections & Observations.