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Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Explores What Makes Life Worth Living

By: Jana Pijak - Published: • References: enlightennext.org and youtu.be
Claremont University psychology professor Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi names creativity as the central source of meaning in our lives. The positive psychology researcher explores the human mindset in search of what makes life worth living.

Recalling childhood war experiences and elders' reaction to life's trials and troubles, the speaker concludes that "an individual's involvement in creativity makes one feel that they are living a more fulfilled life." Exploring his concept of "flow," Csikszentmihalyi examines the power of creative moments.

Focusing on human optimism, motivation and responsibility, the speaker is an advocate of happiness, looking to those who find a sense of "flow" and creative freedom in their lives. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi presents an insightful and intriguing conversation that looks at our lives and how they are affected and improved by the creative process.