The Sweet Spot: Can suffering make us stronger?
History & Social Policy • 54m
Pain, pleasure, suffering what makes a good life? In November 2021, Yale Professor Paul Bloom came to Intelligence Squared to talk about his new book The Sweet Spot, and explained how a life without chosen suffering would be empty – and perhaps worse than that, boring.
In conversation with Linda Yueh, Bloom draws on groundbreaking findings from psychology and neuroscience to explain why the right kind of suffering sets the stage for enhanced pleasure.
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