I read a very unhappy statistic: North Americans are ten times more depressed than those of the Great Depression in the 1930s and 1940s. So despite facebook, iphones, and email we are feeling more disconnected and unhappy than ever before.
This fact upsets me because millions of dollars are spent studying the unhappy and our medical system is more than eager to choke us down with a pill to fix everything. Are we getting happier even though pharmaceuticals continue to advance? Unfortunately, no.
Why not study the happy and learn from them? So in my research for a workshop I’m teaching this week, I stumbled across this researcher studying the power of positive psychology. No matter your level of happiness or unhappiness, please watch and share these three YouTube videos. I’m confident it will help you think in a different way.
Part 1: Shawn Anchor — The Science of Happiness & Potential