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Don’t chase happiness. Become antifragile | Tal Ben-Shahar | Big Think

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Don’t chase happiness. Become antifragile, with Tal BenShahar
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Antifragility is the idea of putting pressure on a system, or human, the system or human actually grows bigger and stronger.

Antifragile systems are all around us. One example of this is our muscular system. We go to the gym to lift weights. By doing so we are putting pressure on our system to help it grow stronger. The human body is an antifragile system.

From a psychological perspective, antifragility comes in the form of PTG, or posttraumatic growth. After we experience a stressful event, we learn and grow to become more resilient.

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About Tal BenShahar:
Dr. Tal BenShahar is an internationally renowned teacher and author in the fields of happiness and leadership. After graduating from Harvard with a BA in Philosophy and Psychology and a PhD in Organizational Behavior, Tal taught two of the most popular courses in Harvard’s history: Positive Psychology and The Psychology of Leadership. He then taught Happiness Studies at Columbia University. A prolific writer, Tal's books have appeared on bestsellers lists around the world and have been translated into more than 30 languages.

Tal BenShahar consults and lectures to executives in multinational corporations, educational institutions, and the general public. Topics include leadership, education, ethics, happiness, selfesteem, resilience, goal setting and mindfulness. Dr. Tal BenShahar is also the cofounder of the Happiness Studies Academy. Learn more here:

Tal is an avid sportsman and a certified yoga instructor whose work bridges Eastern and Western traditions, ancient wisdom and modern technology, science and art.

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