The Secret to Satisfaction: Is everything we’ve been told about happiness wrong?

Free Public Lecture

The Secret to Satisfaction: Is everything we’ve been told about happiness wrong?

Carillo Gantner Theatre, basement
Sidney Myer Asia Centre

Parkville campus

Further Details

abugeja@unimelb.edu.au

PsychTalks

For years, the concept of happiness and wellbeing has been popularised, monetised and exploited. But still we strive as a society for that elusive opportunity to be ‘truly happy’.

Rates of mental illness are on the rise and now represent a larger share of the mental health burden worldwide. This raises the question of whether we are approaching the issue of wellbeing and happiness in the right ways.

Should we strive for happiness? Can happiness increase or is this just an elusive goal? What is the role of pain and suffering in promoting happiness? Do we have the tools as a society to talk about our less happy experiences in life, and is this important for wellbeing?

Join our expert academics and thinkers for this unique panel discussion on happiness in western culture.

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