What Makes a Good Life? (TED Talks)

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  1. What is happiness for you? What makes you happy?
  2. What do you do to be happier?
  3. Would more money/fame make you happier?
  4. Do you agree that our health depends on whether we are content with our life/ happy in our relationships?
  5. How would you comment on that statement:

    “There was a recent survey of millennials asking them what their most important life goals were, and over 80 percent said that a major life goal for them was to get rich. And another 50 percent of those same young adults said that another major life goal was to become famous.”

  6. Has your perception of happiness changed over time?



millenial = a person who became an adult around the year 2000

hindsight is 20/20 — Phrase used to describe the fact that it is easy for one to be knowledgable about an event after it has happened.

to fall apart = to break because of being old or badly made if something such as an organization, agreement, or relationship fallsapart, it no longer continues

a sophomore = a student in the second year of a US college or high school

troubled and disadvantaged families

a tenement = a large building in a city, containing several flats

all walks of life = all social, economic, and ethnic groups

to climb the social ladder = to make a career

to buffer = to help protect something from harm or damage

slings and arrows = unpleasant, negative attacks

to bicker = to have a minor argument

day in day out = every day over a long period of time

as old as the hills = very old

to fare well/badly = to do well/badly

to liven up a stale relationship

family feud = an argument that exists for a long time