Hugh Mackay has spent his entire working life asking Australian's about their values, motivations, ambitions, hopes and fears. In The Good Life , he addresses the ultimate question: What makes a life worth living? His conclusion is provocative. The good life is not the sum of our security, wealth, status, postcode, career success and levels of happiness. The good life is one defined by our capacity for selflessness and our willingness to connect with others in a useful way.