The Feel Good English Podcast
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Feel Good English is personal development for English learners. Become more fluent in English, and life, from inspiring and entertaining lessons based on the best non-fiction books, Ted Talks, and fun interviews.
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#103 How to be happier: "Hardwiring Happiness" by Rick Hanson
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Get the transcript at www.feelgoodenglish.com/hardwire Today we are going to talk about happiness. We all like feeling happy, right? Well, if you don't like feeling happy, well then you either need some professional help, which I hope you get, or you're a freak! But why do we always focus on the negative? Well, our brains evolved this way. It's an ancient survival mechanism, actually. We needed to learn quickly from bad experiences. This obsession with the negative continues even until today, though we don't need this as a survival mechanism anymore. In the book, "Hardwiring Happiness" by Rick Hanson, we learn why we are prone to, (have the tendency to, inclined to) worry about the past, focus on fears, and past hurts, and quite often, ignore positive experiences.