The Truth About Happiness Before we dig deeper into the nature of happiness, I'd like you to take a short quiz.
I'm going to introduce you to three people I met during my travels, and I want you to tell me which one you think is happiest.
Ancel Keys, a University of Minnesota physiologist, had been promoting his hypothesis—controversial at the time and still attacked by some today—about the association between eating animal prdioducts and heart disease.It's no longer about making it to the top of a mountain, I don't think, because they've been to the top of every mountain, and we've been to all the poles.I had done a series of scientific expeditions that sought to unravel ancient mysteries, and I more or less stumbled upon Okinawa about 10 years ago as a place that had the highest disability-free life expectancy in the world. DB: I came back and wrote [ The Blue Zones ], and the book did well. But inevitably a question arises: Okay, so you've told us what the longest lived people in the world do—now how do we get people to do it?Fritz Lenneman: How did you become interested in Blue Zones, and where does the name come from?Dan Buettner: For 20 years, I was an explorer, and you learn that to be relevant as an explorer it's not only about going out in the world, it's bringing back something that's relevant for people.