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A Night of Better Conversation: Happiness – Myke Bartlett

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Mercedes me x Community Leadership: In Collaboration with The School of Life

With the world on high alert from relentless social media notifications and a new wave of connectivity, we should ask ourselves – are we actually connected to the other people around us? A good society is made up of people that and express themselves honestly and seek to improve themselves in areas that they are lacking.

Mercedes me Store Melbourne is excited to host a series of thought-provoking conversations on Relationships, Happiness and Self Identity in collaboration with The School of Life.

Joined by experts in their respective fields, you will learn how to develop a level of emotional intelligence that benefits you, and those around you.

In a comfortable and open environment, this six-part series will enable you to learn about the good ideas that make for better everyday living.

Part Three: A Night of Better Conversation: Happiness – Myke Bartlett

Our society is obsessed with happiness. Whole countries are ranked by a happiness index, while each of us feels like being happy isn't just something to aspire to but a duty, like eating our greens or going to the gym.

Those of us who can't be happy -- or pretend to be happy -- often feel rejected by the society around us, as if melancholy isn't a natural human condition but something alien, awkward and (worst of all) contagious.

What if we've got it wrong? Are there better measures by which we can judge our lives than whether we make ourselves (and others) happy?

The fact is that life is full of miseries, large and small, that are an essential, if painful, part of the human experience. This pain might not be meaningful, but is it perhaps necessary, if we are to fully experience pleasure?

In this wide-ranging and thought-provoking night of conversation, we'll be drawing on the work of leading thinkers, artists and writers to reframe our obsession with happiness. We'll be saying things we've never said before and asking ourselves (and each other) some big questions. Namely, is the quest for true happiness making us all truly miserable?

This venue is wheelchair accessible and is 18+ only. Mercedes me Store Melbourne is proud to offer tickets at a subsidised cost of $30inc GST. Tickets include light grazing and welcome drink.

DOORS OPEN 6:00PM FOR A 6:30PM START

To discover more in this series, please vistit mercedesme.melbourne/events

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