Good Life Project

On Happiness, Morality & Fragility | Jonathan Haidt

October 08, 2019, 4:00 am • 1h 15m

Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist and professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business ( who researches the intuitive foundations of morality, and how morality varies across cultures –– including the cultures of progressive, conservatives, and libertarians. His goal is to help people understand each other, live and work near each other, and even learn from each other despite their moral differences. He’s written several books, including The Happiness Hypothesis (, The Righteous Mind ( and The Coddling the American Mind (, and co-founded a variety of organizations and collaborations that apply moral and social psychology to help foster connection among disparate groups. In today’s conversation, we talk about everything from deconstructing happiness to changing attitudes towards adversity to what it means to truly flourish — and the critical importance of connection, community, and relationship-building in the face of profound differences as a part of a good life.Check out our offerings & partners:NetSuite: Business management software on an easy to use cloud platform. Get NetSuite’s guide “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth” when you go to now.Boll and Branch:Get $50 off your first set of sheets at, and enter promo code GOODLIFEPerfect Bar: Get 15% off your online order. Just go to Perf.Bar/GOODLIFE

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