The Sweet Spot: The Pleasures of Suffering and the Search for Meaning – Paul Bloom in Conversation with Susan Cain / Paul Bloom in Conversation with Susan Cain - 92Y, New York

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The Sweet Spot: The Pleasures of Suffering and the Search for Meaning

Paul Bloom in Conversation with Susan Cain
Paul Bloom and Susan Cain
The Sweet Spot by Paul Bloom

Join renowned psychologist and award-winning author Paul Bloom as he talks with bestselling author Susan Cain (author of Bittersweet: How Longing and Sorrow Make Us Whole (due out this April) and Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking) about his new book, The Sweet Spot: The Pleasures of Suffering and the Search for Meaning.

One of the world’s most distinguished psychologists and deepest thinkers about human behavior, Bloom studies how we make sense of the world around us – often turning conventional theory on its head. His new book is a wise, witty and provocative meditation on what he calls “the sweet spot” – the proper balance between pleasure and suffering, and the paradoxes of a happy life. Why do we love to watch movies that make us cry or scream? Why do we run marathons? Poke at scabs? Why do we intentionally seek out physical pain and emotional turmoil? Hear Bloom explore the deep role suffering plays in living a life of meaning and significance in this eye-opening conversation.

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