The future biology of happiness: lifestyle changes or recreational drugs? - Professor Keith Kendrick - Gresham College Lectures

We find the achievement of an inner state of happiness elusive, yet the standard of living in the developed world improves. Politics, industry, science, art, the media and religion all attempt to make our lives happier. All seem to have diminishing levels of success. Lifestyle gurus and counselling are boom industries. We seem destined to embrace the pharmaceutical dream of a happiness pill. Such an easy option is deliverable: drugs are consumed in vast quantities and make huge profits. Are recreational drugs the only option? All our lectures are available for free download from the Gresham College website, in video, audio or text formats: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Gresham College professors and guest speakers have been giving free public lectures in central London since 1597. This tradition continues today and you can attend any of our lectures, or watch or listen to them on our website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gresham-College/14011689941

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