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Dalai Lama and Other Leaders in Livestream Discussion About Importance of Well-Being

How might the world look 15 years from now if we choose well-being today? While economic prosperity has generally increased, why haven’t happiness and well-being? How can we decrease the costs related to depression and stress-related disorders that are projected to double to U.S. $6 trillion by 2030? How can we learn to be happy,...

How might the world look 15 years from now if we choose well-being today? While economic prosperity has generally increased, why haven’t happiness and well-being?

How can we decrease the costs related to depression and stress-related disorders that are projected to double to U.S. $6 trillion by 2030? How can we learn to be happy, to be kind, and to be grateful?

Along with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin is gathering world leaders in science, health care and media to alter humanity’s course by sharing how we can cultivate well-being in ourselves, our communities and the world.

You’re invited to “The World We Make” live-stream event on Wednesday, March 9 at 1:30 p.m. CST with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The live-stream is brought to you by the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the National Geographic Society and the Mind & Life Institute.

The event will be moderated by ABC News correspondent Dan Harris.

What does well-being mean to you? How do you make the world a kinder, wiser, more compassionate place? Tell us using the hashtag #maketheworld on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and your post may be featured live at the event.

Please come back at 1:30PM CST/2:30PM EST on Wednesday, March 9 to view the livestream below.

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