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Build the Life You Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier

Arthur C. Brooks discussed key points from his new book about achieving happiness regardless of circumstances.

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We were honored to join the BYU Marriott School of Business and University of Utah Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute in hosting Dr. Arthur C. Brooks. Arthur Brooks shared actionable insights on how to improve your life now, which were backed by neuroscience and his own experiences.

Arthur Brooks focused the majority of his lecture on what happiness really is and how to achieve it. He says, "Happiness is a combination of enjoyment, satisfaction, and meaning." It is more than a fleeting emotion or feeling. Gratefully, happiness is not out of our control. He said that 50% of baseline happiness is genetics, which should be empowering. The other 50% is habits and circumstance.

At the end of his speech, he shared about three questions a person can ask themselves to have a full life. Then he answered audience members' questions about attaining happiness.

Watch the full lecture below to hear his full remarks or read the transcript.