I believe, without a doubt, that technology has made modern life easier than it has ever been in the history of humanity. We have information at our fingertips. We have access to learning things that during any other point in history, would have been difficult or near impossible to attain. Technology has made us connected to the world in ways that were unimaginable just 15 years ago. And, not for nothing, when was the last time you’ve actually been lost?
Yes, life is easier. But has technology made us happier? I’ve personally come to think that technology and social media created a world that we actually were less happy. With this overwhelming connection to the outside world, we are constantly bombarded with the 24 hour news cycle, social media pressures, and constant distractions. It is so much more difficult to separate yourself from technology, that I’ve always found that it took away from my peace.
Jonathan Robinson has set out to change my mind. Jonathan is a licensed psychotherapist and bestselling author of ten books. He has reached millions of people throughout the world, and his work has been translated into 47 languages. Jonathan has made numerous appearances on Oprah, CNN, and many other national TV talks. He is a professional speaker and seminar leader whose popular workshops on happiness have been taught in six countries.
He joins the show to discuss his new book The Technology of Joy, The 101 Best Apps, Gadgets, Tools, and Supplements For Feeling More Delight in Your Life.
Jonathan showed me that I’m looking at technology all wrong. Jonathan isn’t caught up in the social media phenomenon. He also isn’t hooked on the 24 hour news cycle. Jonathan is a happiness hacker and he aims to use technology and gadgets in order to enhance happiness in fun and unique ways.
Listen in as we discuss:
- Why Americans are so unhappy.
- Why he’s called Dr. Feelgood.
- How psychodelics may play in wellness and the idea of micro dosing LSD.
- How virtual reality assists in happiness.
- How much these “joy technologies” cost.
- The magical mantra he discovered that leads to gratitude.
- What the future of “hacking happiness” will look like, and
- How he was bullied by Steve Jobs!
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Thank you Jonathan for being on the show!