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My TEDxNew Haven Talk: “Five Half-Truths About Happiness.”

Posted Jul 12 2012 3:24pm

A few months ago, I gave a talk at the TEDxNewHaven on “Five Half-Truths About Happiness.”

To give you a preview, the half-truths are…

Hell is other people.

Happiness is all in your head.

A messy kitchen is too insignificant to matter to my happiness.

Happiness should make you feel happy.

One of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make other people happy. 

The truths are true, but they’re only half true, and in this talk, I try to shine a spotlight on both halves of these truths. Do two half-truths make a whole truth? It’s like that old joke, “Two wrongs don’t make a right, but two Wrights make an airplane.”

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