In this off-topic 10th episode, Jason Hartman talks with Tal Ben-Shahar, co-founder of The Happiness Studies Academy and best-selling author of Happier and the new book, Short Cuts to Happiness: Life-Changing Lessons from My Barber, about how you measure happiness, predictors of happiness and what sorts of things Tal was able to learn from his barber. They also discuss whether Millennials and Generation Z to see if they’ve been coddled too much or if we’ve just learned how to better communicate with them.
[4:30] How do you rate a country’s happiness?
[6:57] There’s only one thing that predicts happiness levels on a national level
[11:16] The hazards of social media on happiness
[13:18] Lessons learned from Tal’s barber
[18:48] How to praise people properly to encourage growth
[21:37] If you don’t teach people to face reality then you’re setting them up for failure
[25:01] The first step toward happiness is, surprisingly, allowing in unhappiness