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Solving for happiness
A WorkWell podcast with Mo Gawdat
Understanding and applying the happiness equation
We all want to be happy, but we may be trained to value success over happiness. How do we break the cycle to prioritize happiness in our own lives? The answer to solving for happiness might be clearer than you think.
On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Mo Gawdat, former Chief Business Officer of Google X, author of Solve for Happy and Scary Smart, engineer, and podcast host on how we can solve the equation to our own happiness from the perspective of an engineer.
No single event in life has the universal ability to make everyone happy or unhappy. What happens is an event takes place and you compare it to something in your brain. If the comparison leads a zero or a positive value, you're happy. If the comparison leads a negative, you're unhappy. It's as simple as that. So your happiness is equal to the difference between the events of your life and your expectations of how life should be.
– Mo Gawdat, former Chief Business Officer of Google X, author of Solve for Happy and Scary Smart, engineer, and podcast host
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