The Joy of Awe: Dacher Keltner

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We tend to believe happiness is found when we accumulate money, success and status – but that’s actually wide of the mark. According to one of the pre-eminent happiness scientists in the world, real joy is found by tapping into the transformative power of Awe.

Dacher Keltner is a bestselling author and psychology professor at the University of California. Twenty years into teaching people about happiness, he is on a mission to reveal the secrets of the good life. He has found that experiencing a sense of awe leads people to cooperate, share resources, and sacrifice for others, while also becoming more modest, and less narcissistic.

In a nutshell – It’s not about aggrandising our sense of self – it’s about transcending it. But what is awe and how do we get more of it in our lives? Dacher can explain all.

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