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ClassGraphic What makes for a happy life, a fulfilling life, a good life? In their captivating book, The Good Life (Simon & Schuster, 2023), Robert Waldinger and Marc Schulz show us that the answer to these questions may be closer than we realize. Waldinger and Schulz are the directors of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, the longest scientific study of happiness ever conducted (spanning 85 years). What makes a life fulfilling and meaningful? The simple but surprising answer is relationships. In this study group, we will explore how the strength of our relationships directly impacts the likeliness of living a happier, more satisfying, and healthier life. In fact, the Harvard Study of Adult Development reveals that the strength of our connections with others can predict the health of both our bodies and our brains as we go through life. The Good Life will help us explore how it is never too late to strengthen the relationships we already have and to build new ones. We will discuss how the findings in this study are particularly important for older adults as we face the inevitable loss of friends and loved ones. The authors argue that nourishing new relationships will not just make us happy but will, on average, allow us to live longer. Join us and explore happiness.

Class Details

14 Session(s)
Weekly - Wed

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Dixie Johnson2.Joe 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/6/2024 - 6/5/2024 Weekly - Wed 01:15 PM - 03:15 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Joe  ; Dixie Johnson 
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