How can we live in a better way?
While the philosophy of “more is better” has been key to American economic success for the past 50 years, we now find ourselves backed into an isolated corner -- where our devices, celebrity entertainment, dream homes and wealth aren't making us any happier.
“A Small Good Thing” explores how the American Dream has reached its end and how for most of us, greater material wealth and upward mobility are no longer possible. To find out what is taking its place, this feature documentary follows six people in one community who have recast their lives so they can live with a sense of meaning.
Experts offer insights and discoveries about what creates a sense of well-being, as new research from such diverse fields as Neuroscience, Environmental Studies, Economics, Positive Psychology and Yoga point the way in a surprisingly different direction. A New American Dream -- one based on compassion, community and connection -- turns out to be “A Small Good Thing”.