Arthur Brooks on Happiness

For the past year, Arthur Brooks has been a Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard Business School. Before that, he served ten years leading the American Enterprise Institute. He has written 11 books, including the bestsellers Love Your Enemies (2019) and The Road to Freedom (2012). He also hosts the Ricochet podcast “The Art of Happiness with Arthur Brooks.” Arthur and Jon discuss the science behind happiness and the wisdom literature that preceded it.

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  1. Dotorimuk Coolidge

    Am I strange for missing the “what are you listening to” part of the show, or just strange for other reasons?

    Would get a kick out of hearing what Jon and his guests are spinning on any given week, be it cool, uncool, old or new.

    Great show.

    • #1
    • May 26, 2020, at 5:57 PM PDT
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  2. Jon Gabriel, Ed. King

    Dotorimuk (View Comment):

    Am I strange for missing the “what are you listening to” part of the show, or just strange for other reasons?

    Would get a kick out of hearing what Jon and his guests are spinning on any given week, be it cool, uncool, old or new.

    Great show.

    I keep meaning to ask my guests that. One of these weeks, I’ll remember!

    • #2
    • May 27, 2020, at 12:02 AM PDT
    • 1 like
  3. Henry Castaigne Member

    This discussion made me think of videogames oddly enough. It’s fascinating that people who intensely love games play on hard mode. The more you love a game or a genre, the more time and energy you invest into mastering the minutia. 

    • #3
    • May 27, 2020, at 6:39 AM PDT
    • 1 like