Paul Dolan, Professor of Behavioural Science at the LSE and bestselling author of Happiness by Design, presents a radical rethinking of what really makes us happy.
Be ambitious, get married, have kids and look after your health. This is what we’re told will make us happy, but what if these stories are doing more harm than good? Drawing on new research about wellbeing, inequality, discrimination and life satisfaction Paul will shatter the common myths about our sources of happiness and show that there can be many unexpected paths to lasting happiness. These might involve choosing not to marry or be monogamous, deciding not to go into higher education and caring a little less about living for as long as possible.
Join us for a new appraisal of what it is that leads to happiness, with Paul presenting his new book Happy Ever After: Escaping the Myth of the Perfect Life.