The secret of happiness

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Happiness: We all want more of it. But many of us pursue it badly. The good news is that scientists have determined the core factors that make us happy. The bad news is that most of them are out of our control. That means we have to make the most of our life decisions.
 
Which of our life decisions matter most? How important are money and success? How do we maximize happiness for everyone? And why are lottery winners such a miserable lot? Research suggests surprising answers to these questions.
 
AEI president, economist, and New York Times–best-selling author Arthur Brooks has spent much of his career studying the science of happiness. In this talk, Brooks will outline the right – and wrong – pillars of our pursuit and explain a compelling link between public policy and personal happiness.

Please RSVP by September 27 by registering on this page or emailing Laura Lalinde at [email protected]. Please provide the full names and email addresses of your guests during the registration process. Note that all guests must be seated by 6:00 p.m.

This event will not be broadcast live.

No walk-ins will be allowed at this event. All guests must be registered to attend. 

*Please note, this event will be taking place at the National Geographic Museum's Grosvenor Auditorium.

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