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Saturday, January 27, 2018

On Jan. 12, a few days after registration opened at Yale for Psyc 157, "Psychology and the Good Life," roughly 300 people had signed up. Within three days, the figure had more than doubled. After three more days, about 1,200 students, or nearly one-fourth of Yale undergraduates, were enrolled. The course, taught by Prof. Laurie Santos, 42, a psychology professor and the head of one of Yale's residential colleges, tries to teach students how to lead a happier, more satisfying life in twice-weekly lectures.

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Santos speculated that Yale students are interested in the class because, in high school, they had to deprioritize their happiness to gain admission to the school, adopting harmful life habits that have led to what she called "the mental health crises we're seeing at places like Yale."

"In reality, a lot of us are anxious, stressed, unhappy, numb," said Alannah Maynez, 19, a freshman taking the course. "The fact that a class like this has such large interest speaks to how tired students are of numbing their emotions -- both positive and negative -- so they can focus on their work, the next step, the next accomplishment."

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very good idea. i wonder if it's available online

#1 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-01-27 04:45 PM | Reply

[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zei3xnivwFk]]

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-27 04:47 PM | Reply

They should do a upper level class that teaches boys how to cry again.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-01-27 04:47 PM | Reply

www.youtube.com

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-27 04:48 PM | Reply

They should do a upper level class that teaches boys how to cry again.

#3 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

You would be a great instructor.

#5 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-01-27 04:55 PM | Reply

Thanks.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-01-27 04:56 PM | Reply

. i wonder if it's available online #1 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER

Was wondering the same thing, hopefully the course gets published or shared online eventually

#7 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-01-27 05:20 PM | Reply

"Dr. Santos said a multipart seminar-style series on the course material -- filmed last year in her home and titled "The Science of Well-Being" -- will soon be available for free on Coursera, an online education platform."

#8 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-01-27 05:35 PM | Reply

A course on happiness is liberal indoctrination.

#9 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-01-27 05:47 PM | Reply

"They should do a upper level class that teaches boys how to cry again."

Why? You think men don't have the same range of emotions as women? If so, why?

#10 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-01-27 06:03 PM | Reply

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"They should do a upper level class that teaches boys how to cry again."

Why? You think men don't have the same range of emotions as women? If so, why?
#10 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER

Yeah! That hurts my feelings.

All one of them.

#11 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-27 06:11 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"You think men don't have the same range of emotions as women?"

When Is It Okay for a Man to Cry?
www.artofmanliness.com

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-01-27 06:21 PM | Reply

You don't need to go to Yale to learn about happiness.

The "pursuit of happiness" is a very unfortunate phrase.

Happiness is not something you can pursue as it is not "out there".

Happiness comes from inside.

When I was a young monk, I wondered why the Buddha kept practicing mindfulness and meditation even after he had already become a buddha. Now I find the answer is plain enough to see. Happiness is impermanent, like everything else. In order for happiness to be extended and renewed, you have to learn how to feed your happiness. Nothing can survive without food, including happiness; your happiness can die if you don't know how to nourish it. If you cut a flower but you don't put it in some water, the flower will wilt in a few hours.

We can condition our bodies and minds to happiness with the five practices of letting go, inviting positive seeds, mindfulness, concentration, and insight.

Even if happiness is already manifesting, we have to continue to nourish it. This is sometimes called conditioning, and it's very important. We can condition our bodies and minds to happiness with the five practices of letting go, inviting positive seeds, mindfulness, concentration, and insight.

From 5 Practices for Nurturing Happiness

-- Thich Nhat Hanh

www.lionsroar.com

#13 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-27 06:22 PM | Reply

Fark this shit!

www.youtube.com

#14 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-01-27 07:38 PM | Reply

Sorry Snoof-a-loop. I forgot if you are male. Are you?

Thanks for the link. I get what you are saying now.

I was reading something about people seeing their fathers cry about the loss of a loved one and the comments were all of disappointment. It was pretty harsh. The problem isn't that men don't have emotions, but that the reaction to them is of ridicule.

Just look up the Michael Jordan crying meme.

#15 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-01-27 07:51 PM | Reply

"Sorry Snoof-a-loop. I forgot if you are male. Are you?"

How dare you assume I have a gender!

Yes, I am male.

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-01-27 09:57 PM | Reply

They should do a upper level class that teaches boys how to cry again.

#3 | Posted by snoofy

Trying to teach at Yale, are we?

#17 | Posted by jpw at 2018-01-28 02:56 AM | Reply

Boys don't cry.

--Robert Smith

#19 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-01-28 12:30 PM | Reply

So she teaches them to look in the mirror and say "I like myself"

#24 | Posted by Crassus at 2018-01-28 11:41 PM | Reply

I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me!: Daily Affirmations with Stuart Smalley

#27 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-01-29 08:28 AM | Reply

Doggone It, People Like Me!
#27 | POSTED BY AVIGDORE

Fake News.

#28 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-01-29 11:58 AM | Reply | Funny: 3

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