How does happiness change over a lifetime? What common mistakes do successful people make when faced with professional decline? In this episode, Arthur and Ceci discuss how our lives tend to follow the trajectory of the legendary monomyth, the hero’s journey, and Arthur shares how to conquer the oft-forgotten last stage, when our successes and triumphs are behind us and we find ourselves grappling with feelings of irrelevance and misery.

References and further reading:

Our Narrative of Success Leads to Unhappy Retirements | Arthur Brooks

Your Professional Decline Is Coming (Much) Sooner Than You Think | Arthur Brooks

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  1. Skyler Coolidge

    Happiness is not an art. Happiness is a decision.

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    • May 11, 2020, at 7:37 AM PDT
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