Being Happy in an Unhappy World
by Hank Smith
Anyone who's spend time around Hank Smith knows he's a happy person. Have you ever wondered why he's smiling all the time? Is it because his twins are finally sleeping through the night? Could it be because he's finally done with his PhD program? Maybe he's just thinking about ice cream! In his newest talk, Being Happy in an Unhappy World, Hank shares what he's learned from studying happiness. He expounds on what science has to say on the subject, what teenagers think happiness is, and what prophets and other Church leaders teach. He then highlights four key principles of happiness from the Book of Mormon that can help us be happy, too:
- Accentuate the positive.
- Learn to work.
- Keep the commandments.
- Drop the contention.
Of course, Hank uses laughter to teach about happiness. He says, “I think when people laugh, they learn more.” He'll keep you smiling and positive with his inspiring stories, personal examples, and testimony that teach you that even in a world filled with frowns, you can be happy, too.
Unabridged audio book
By Peter Chubak, Submitted on 2017-03-20
My mother gave me this cd a couple years ago when I was struggling with depression and it has proven to be a huge blessing ever since. I recommend it!
By Tina, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Hank Smith has a gift of being able to express important learning points in a way that everyone feels valued and appreciated. I listened to this cd and was laughing and crying! You can't get much better than that! We love every one of Hank's cd's. Our family highly recommends them!
By Haylie, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Hank Smith does a wonderful job outlining practical ways in which we can bring more HAPPYness into our lives using his refreshing humor and great knowledge. I love that I can turn this CD on in the car while we are on the go and it will entertain all 5 of my children (ages 2-12) AND myself. We can all agree on Hank Smith CDs when we are looking for a break from the repetitive radio music and looking for something uplifting, inspiring and entertaining. I particularly like the CD because of his approach on describing happiness; going into depth and differentiating between different kinds of happiness--good for my kids to learn! I also like how he sufficiently covers the contrasting emtions of sadness and depression. Definitely necessary and this mom is grateful that he validates the topic and brings it to the table using correct information and great sensitivity. May I also add, I wouldn't hesitate at all to give this as a gift to anyone: young or old: member of the LDS church or not. Thank you for making these talks on CD by Hank Smith! Keep them coming!!