The Art of Happiness with Arthur Brooks

Happy Monkey

Are you struggling to find peace in your life? Does the future seem grim? Tibetan Buddhists attribute this sense of restlessness and pessimism to your “monkey mind.” With this understanding, finding peace and happiness is tricky, like training a frenetic monkey that you can’t get to sit still. In this episode, Arthur is joined by Dr. Martin Seligman, positive psychology expert and author of Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life. They share practical advice for how you can calm your monkey, better understand the future, and move from pessimism to optimism in your daily life.

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References and further reading:

What to Do When the Future Feels Hopeless |Arthur Brooks

The Hope Circuit | Martin Seligman

Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life | Martin Seligman

Why Lawyers are Unhappy | Seligman, M., Verkuil, P., & Kang, T.

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