Episode 21 – Aristotle with Edith Hall

On today’s show, I talk with Edith Hall, the author of Aristotle’s Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life, and she is a Professor at King’s College in London.

We talk about Aristotle, one of the earliest and greatest thinkers to take up the subject of the Good Life. He has had a major impact, especially in the West, on happiness and how we can live a flourishing life, but his writing can also be dry and tough going for the average reader.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Why it’s better to think of Happiness as something we do, not something we are
  • Why doing the right thing ethically is so important to happiness
  • How we all have a unique potential based on our talents
  • Why achieving our potential – the best version of ourselves – is so important
  • How to make better decisions
  • How to handle bad luck
  • The role that habits play in achieving the Good Life

Books & Resources

Aristotle’s Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life by Edith Hall

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