"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
Howard Thurman, author, philosopher, theologian, educator
While most University students realize how bleak life’s prospects can be without a college degree, some have a difficult time answering the fundamental question, “Why am I here?” The good news is that even in today’s complex, competitive world, there are answers. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi calls it “flow”. Ken Robinson refers to it as “the Element” – the place where the things you love to do and the things you are good at come together. Martin Seligman calls it the “Good Life”, where an individual’s “signature strengths” are used to achieve fulfillment in the main areas of life.
Drawing upon the work of Seth Godin, Tony Hsieh, Ken Robinson, Daniel Pink, Juliet Schor, Christopher Peterson, Stuart Brown, and others, this course is designed to help students use higher education as a means to discover their passions.