What Makes a Good Life


In his TED Talk, Waldinger pointed out three key lessons about happiness:

1. Close relationships.

2. Quality (not quanity) of relationships.

3. Stable, supportive marriages.

All of this suggests that strong relationships are critical to our health.

Society places a lot of emphasis on wealth and “leaning in” to our work, Waldinger said. “But over and over, over these 75 years, our study has shown that the people who fared the best were the people who leaned in to relationships, with family, with friends, with community.”