being a happy learner

I just started a new Coursera course A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment, and in the introductory session, the professor, Dr. Rajagopal Raghunathan notes:

“To me, it seemed that the ultimate purpose of education is to give students the tools and the skill sets required to lead a happy and fulfilling life, and of course to also help other people do the same. If at the end of the day we aren’t giving our students the knowledge to lead happy, fulfilling, meaningful lives, what’s the purpose of that education?”

I hope, through this course, to learn to not only be a successful learner, but to be a happy one!


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