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Joy on Demand - Talks at Google


Chade-Meng Tan




Joy is a sustainable state that fuels our creativity and inspiration for innovation. It strengthens our ability to attract friends and to get along with people.


My friends, thanks for being here, I recognize a few faces, some old friends, some from last week when it was here. I want to start with success. That turns out to be a surprising relationship between happiness and success. I was when I was growing up in Singapore, right here in Singapore. I mean, I'm Asian.

And I was growing up, it was drilled into my thick skull, that the relationship between happiness and success is this, which is when someday when it becomes successful, I'll be happy. Therefore, for now, just suffer. Steady heart, suffer, suffer, suffer someday, when you're successful, then you'll be happy. Yeah. It didn't quite work that way. I tend. So I have a lot of friends who, who I'm sure you all do as well, I have friends who are really successful, but miserable. And I read the literature, constantly, this has been researched for a while. And the studies show that success leads to happiness in only one situation, one and only one situation with this escape from poverty.

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