Sunday, December 17th, 2023 @ 4:00:pm
At the height of his career at the age of 50, social scientist and Harvard professor Arthur Brooks embarked on a seven-year journey to discover how to transform his future from one of disappointment over waning abilities into an opportunity for progress. The result—From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life—addresses a universal dilemma: What can we do now to make our older years a time of happiness and purpose?
Drawing on social science, philosophy, biography, theology, and eastern wisdom, as well as interviews with everyday people, Brooks offers an evidence-based and spiritually rich guide for cultivating meaning and success in the second half of our lives. By refocusing on certain priorities and habits, such as deep wisdom, detachment from empty rewards, and connection and service to others, we can set ourselves up for increased happiness.
Through his Atlantic “How to Build a Happy Life” podcast and column, Brooks has become a popular authority for advice on how to navigate change, strengthen relationships, and find happiness. He is a former president of the American Enterprise Institute and bestselling author of 12 books including Love Your Enemies. Brooks will be in conversation with Jeffrey Goldberg, the editor-in-chief of The Atlantic.
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