In a world filled with easy answers and simplistic solutions, Ruth Whippman challenges the notion that happiness can be found through a singular path. But as she delves into the complexities of human experience and the dangers of the self-help industry, she leaves us with a question: How can we navigate the complexities of life without succumbing to the allure of simple answers?
In this episode, you will be able to:
- Gain a fresh perspective on the self-help industry and discover new insights on personal growth
- Explore the intricate relationship between happiness and personal responsibility
- Learn to critically evaluate studies on happiness, uncovering the limitations and understanding the bigger picture
- Cultivate a healthy skepticism in seeking answers, allowing you to navigate the complexities of self-improvement with confidence
- Unlock the secrets of raising children in a complex world, equipping you with valuable strategies and insights for nurturing happy and resilient kids
Ruth Whippman is a regular contributor to radio shows, television, and podcasts, having made appearances on shows including NPR’s Brian Lehrer Show, To the Point, CBS news and Morning Edition amongst many others. She is also a regular speaker and has given talks at Google, Princeton University and UC Berkeley as well as many other venues. Her book is, America the Anxious: How Our Pursuit of Happiness is Creating a Nation of Nervous Wrecks and it is this – along with the flaws of the self help that she and Eric talk about in this episode
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