Data can tell you what will make you happy
Interview with Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz’s new book totally changed my mind about my gut.
Like, do you think you know what kind of romantic partner would make you super happy? How about whether or not being an artist will leave you broke? The data is not what you might expect.
And if you want to know the answer to life, well, data has a formula:
On a personal note, Seth also talks about the thing he most regrets from his 20s.
Do you follow your gut, or do you look to hard data for answers? I would love to know.
Big thanks to Seth for the interview! p.s. you should also check out his book Everybody Lies.
I also wanted to share a dear-to-my-heart fundraiser we have going on right now. We’re raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with a special collection we made with our friends at The Quiet Life.
We’re both parents of kids with CF. My daughter Margaret was diagnosed when she was 3 weeks old. We are still holding out hope for a cure, and in the 2 years since Margaret was born, her life-expectancy has gone from 30 to 46 years old because of the research and care of the CF Foundation and people like you who support it. We are so grateful.
CF is a chronic lung condition that affects about 30,000 people in the U.S. It’s considered an orphan disease, because it affects a relatively small amount of people. That means that there’s no big government funding for it, so research relies on the work of the CF Foundation.