How do “experience” and “memory” shape well-being?

Author Jonathan Haidt talks about three of the ten great truths from his book The Happiness Hypothesis.

To be a great truth, it has to arise on multiple continents and multiple eras, but what we tend to find is that these truths occur to everybody who thinks about the human condition.

This is a book about ten Great Ideas.

Each chapter is an attempt to savor one idea that has been discovered by several of the world’s civilizations -­ to question it in light of what we now know from scientific research, and to extract from it the lessons that still apply to our modern lives.

It is a book about how to construct a life of virtue, happiness, fulfillment, and meaning.

Happiness Hypothesis

By Jonathan Haidt
NYU-Stern School of Business


“For the reader who seeks to understand happiness, my advice is: Begin with Haidt.”
–Martin E. P. Seligman, Professor of psychology, University of Pennsylvania, author of Authentic Happiness