Neistat and Einstein on the Good Life

| December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

YouTuber Casey Neistat and physicist Albert Einstein had contrasting ideas of what might constitute the good life. We’ll look at both of them and compare them with some ideas from Aristotle and early Buddhism.

To find the section of Casey’s video cited above, see HERE.

For a nice discussion of Einstein’s approach to happiness, this is a video I found just recently, by Prince Ea: Albert Einstein’s Theory of Happiness

Suttas mentioned in this video:

Mindfulness of Death (AN 6.20).

Soṇa Sutta (AN 6.55)


Photos from Wiki, Neistat photo author Ståle Grut/NRKbeta

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Doug is Study Director of the Secular Buddhist Association. He has a PhD in Philosophy, with a minor in Buddhist philosophy and Sanskrit. In 2013 he completed the year-long Integrated Study and Practice Program with the BCBS and NYIMC. A long time scientific skeptic, he pursues a naturalized approach to practice. He is also interested in scholarship about the Tipiṭaka, and the theoretical and historical origins of the dhamma. He posts videos at Doug's Secular Dharma on YouTube. Some of his writing can be found at

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