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Happiness: Can our imagination make us happy?

Description: Happiness is something that everyone wants. Sometimes, though, our imaginations create anxiety and actually prevent us from experiencing happiness. We make things worse than they actually are because of what we create in our minds. Yet, at other times, it is our actual experiences that create our suffering and our imaginations play no role. The power of the imagination is unique to each individual and can be a source of our happiness or despair. Join Steve and Dan Fouts and Dr. Jana Mohr Lone, Director of the Center for Philosophy of Children at the University of Washington, for an unforgettable conversation about happiness that you can recreate in your classroom using the Teach Different 3-Step Method.