The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos Stop Looking for the Perfect Job – a “Good Enough Job” is Just Fine

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We can put huge amounts of physical and emotional energy into our jobs – even basing our self-worth on our achievements at work and letting ourselves be defined by what we do. So have our careers taken over too much of our lives?

Simone Stolzoff (author of The Good Enough Job: Reclaiming Life from Work) argues that we should stop hunting for the “perfect” job – that idealized career that will prove to others how smart, industrious or virtuous we are – and instead find an occupation that allows to us live happier and more rounded lives that don’t revolve only around work.

The Host

Dr. Laurie Santos

Dr. Laurie Santos is Professor of Psychology and Head of Silliman College at Yale University. Professor and podcast host Dr. Laurie Santos is an expert on human cognition and the…