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Frank Martela raises the big questions on the meaning of life

What makes life worth living? Do you feel your life has an important purpose or meaning? Frank Martela's answers can soon be read worldwide in his book that is soon to be published by Harper Collins
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Picture: DIEM professor and philosopher Esa Saarinen among the first to congratulate Frank on his new contract with Harper Collins

Post-doctoral researcher, writer and philosopher Frank Martela makes headlines as his fourth book will be published by US megaplubisher Harper Collins next year.

The new book The meaning of life: What makes life worth living will exceptionally be published in English first.

Frank is a popular speaker on the topics of meaning in life, compassion and wellbeing. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Philosophy and Organizational Research from Aalto University Department of Industrial Engineering and Management in 2012, after which he spent 1.5 years as a visiting scholar at the Human Motivation Research Group of University of Rochester, working together with professor Richard Ryan and looking at what makes human beings intrinsically motivated to help other people.

Video at TedX Helsink iUniversity talk by Frank Martela

In addition, Frank has been an active researcher in the interdisciplinary CoPassion research project at Univeristy of Helsinlki. It was recently rewarded "Annual Worklife Research" title of 2018.

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The meaning of life is to make oneself meaningful to others. It is up to you to decide to whom you want to be meaningful.

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