Feb 14, 2022 - Economy

Harvard offers class on happiness

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Harvard campus. Photo: Fan Lin/Xinhua via Getty) (Xinhua/ via Getty Images

If happiness can be learned, Harvard has a class for that.

What’s happening: Harvard Business School is offering “Leadership and Happiness,” a popular class for 180 MBA students led by “Gross National Happiness” author Arthur C. Brooks.

  • Students learn that “happiness isn’t just a product of chance, genes or life circumstances,” the Wall Street Journal reports, “but of habitually tending to four key areas — family, friends, meaningful work, and faith or life philosophy.”

Nathan’s thought bubble: Personal connections and experiences — not things or achievements — fuel happiness.

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