Oh no, this is not an « anti-happiness » talk. Stopping anyone from being happy is the last thing we want to do. Yet, Susan David makes the very valid point that our society expects positivity in all situations of life and that this « false positivity » hinders our capacity to develop skills to deal with the world as it is. She challenges a culture that prizes positivity over emotional truth and discusses the powerful strategies of emotional agility.
The speaker: Harvard Medical School psychologist Susan David studies emotional agility: the psychology of how we can use emotion to bring forward our best selves in all aspects of how we love, live, parent and lead.
Source: we have found this talk on the ted.com website.