This RSA talk on the 21st Century Enlightenment grounds us back to thinking where we *should* be going, and is a thought-provoking bit of animated lecture (which is also fun to watch!).
Some highlight from just the first four minutes:
- If you want to be happy throw away all those self-help books and surround yourself with happy friends
- We are bad decision makers
- We are very very bad at predicting what will make us happy, but also bad at understanding what made us happy in the past.
- Recent insights into human nature help us make better decisions.
The only thing that has ever changed the world? Watch the clip and find out.
Other posts about change:
How to Persuade – and what doesn’t work
Take Care of Yourself First – because performance isn’t the only thing you’re judged on
When You Screw Up (and you will) – turning failure to your advantage, or at least take the sting out