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Paradox Podcast Episode 53: Happiness Is Overrated (and So Is ‘La La Land’) with Emily Esfahani Smit

Paradox Podcast Episode 53: Happiness Is Overrated (and So Is ‘La La Land’) with Emily Esfahani Smit

Journalist and author Emily Esfahani Smith joined the Paradox team this week to talk about her new book, The Power of Meaning, and share insights from her research about why your main goal in life shouldn’t be simply happiness.
Terrible Opinions
Emily and Jordan both contribute pop culture opinions, while Matthias gets somewhat political. With just a few hours to go until the Oscars at the time of recording, Emily pans “La La Land,” saying it was a nice film but overrated and not Best Picture-worthy. Jordan thinks Carrie wasn’t the true protagonist in “Sex and the City,” instead arguing that Charlotte kept the show anchored and quietly influenced all of the other main characters. Matthias wants Chelsea Clinton to “slide into the background” for a while since everyone is still Clinton’d out after the election.
Meaning >>> Happiness
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