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Lions Roar : July 2017
W HAT MAKES LIFE worth living? What really makes us happy? As a Zen priest and leader of the one of the most important studies of human happiness ever undertaken, Robert Waldinger has sought the answers to these questions. What he’s discovered is that science and Buddhism arrive at the same basic answer. They both conclude, he says, that “moving beyond the small self is a huge source of both meaning and contentment.” Waldinger is a clinical professor of psychiatry at Har- vard University and director of the famed Harvard Study of Adult Development. It’s perhaps the longest-running study of adult life ever conducted. For seventy-five con- tinuous years, it has tracked the lives of 724 men in order to understand what makes for a healthy, happy life. Now it’s following the next generation, as it tracks the lives of the original subjects’ children and their families. The study is one of the most important longitudinal research projects ever undertaken. Over the decades, the scien- tific community has followed the Study of Adult Development with interest, but the public was largely unaware of it and its findings about what really makes people happy and healthy. Waldinger’s viral TED talk entitled “The Good Life” sparked widespread interest in the Harvard Study of Adult Development. Love—It’s What Really Makes Us Happy Robert Waldinger is a Zen priest and leader of the longest-running study of human happiness. As ANDREA MILLER tells us, he’s found that science and Buddhism agree on what makes life happy and meaningful. PHOTOS BY WILLIE DAVIS LION’S ROAR | JULY 2017 35