Summary of The Blue Zones of Happiness

Looking for the video?
We have the summary! Get the key insights in just 5 minutes.

The Blue Zones of Happiness summary
Start getting smarter:
or see our plans

Rating

8 Overall

9 Applicability

8 Innovation

7 Style


Recommendation

Global explorer Dan Buettner rose to fame through his study of “Blue Zones,” the regions where people live longest. In this engaging talk, he culls his Blue Zones research for practical knowledge about happiness. Despite a moment of strong language, getAbstract suggests this lecture to all seeking happier lives and nations. Buettner’s research won’t guarantee happiness, he explains, but it can “tell you how to stack the proverbial deck.”

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why Singapore, Costa Rica and Denmark are paragons of happiness;
  • How happiness manifests in three forms – “life satisfaction, positive affect” and “purpose”; and
  • How people and countries can optimize their happiness.
 

About the Speaker

Global explorer Dan Buettner is a National Geographic fellow and an expert on longevity.

 

Summary

Three nations – Singapore, Costa Rica and Denmark – offer enduring lessons on happiness. Each “Blue Zone” is uniquely happy: Singapore rates strongly in “life satisfaction,” or how people assess their life. Costa Rica excels in “positive...

More on this topic

By the same author

How to Live to Be 100+
How to Live to Be 100+
8

Customers who read this summary also read

Open for Business
Open for Business
8
The Book of Hygge
The Book of Hygge
8
Humans Made the Banana Perfect – But Soon, It’ll Be Gone
Humans Made the Banana Perfect – But Soon, It’ll Be Gone
8
Job Satisfaction Index 2016
Job Satisfaction Index 2016
8
How to Hack an Election
How to Hack an Election
8
Google Searches Its Soul
Google Searches Its Soul
9

Related Channels

Comment on this summary