The Social Leap 

 March 3, 2019

By  Jana Hassett

William Von Hippel’s new book. A synopsis was in the March 2019 edition of Discover magazine and is titled “The Happiness Dilemma”.

It’s a short read, but very interesting research on happiness. And it reinforced what we’ve talked about many times here at home – college can make you book smart, but not street smart.

According to Mr. Von Hippel, “people who don’t experience setbacks, failures, and despair are severely constrained in learning how to avoid bad people, and situations, and bad ideas. ” I call them life experiences. And putting people in charge and in control without those life experiences results in unhappiness.

“Learning from plans gone wrong can far outweigh the benefits of success.”

try and read the article if not the book.

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