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Happy : Why More or Less Everything is Absolutely Fine
View all 3 comments. To feel anger is unavoidable but not in itself helpful; the key is turning it auudiobook something constructive? Derren Brown delightfully narrates his own interesting thoughts and musings on happiness: where it comes from, the way he attempts to achieve it and how it shouldn't always be the ultimate prize. Across the millennia, philosophers have thought long and hard about happiness.
You keep accounts badly: you rate high what you have paid out but low what you have been paid. Science operates on the same principle as the Idea of beauty. He writes about escaping the base and unpleasant forces in life and finding greater happiness. You need death in order to live.
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Cancel anytime. One of the great fears many of us face is that despite all our effort and striving, we will discover at the end that we have wasted our life. Irvine plumbs the wisdom of Stoic philosophy, one of the most popular and successful schools of thought in ancient Rome, and shows how its insight and advice are still remarkably applicable to modern lives. In A Guide to the Good Life, Irvine offers a refreshing presentation of Stoicism, showing how this ancient philosophy can still direct us toward a better life. Some people bounce back in response to setbacks; others break. We often think that these responses are hardwired, but fortunately this is not the case.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read! You are angry because you would like to change something in the world. Feeling uneasy in conversation at a dinner party, you arrange the scattered objects before you on the table at neat right angles. Overall though, I think I'm missing the point of the book as it's not selling itself as a self help book not that I've ever read any of those anyway but I'm not really sure WHAT the point was. Overall a brilliant book which I thoroughly enjoyed listening to and will happily do so again.
Random House presents the audiobook edition of Happy, written and read by Derren Brown. Everyone says they want to be happy. But that's much more easily said than done. What does being happy actually mean? And how do you even know when you feel it?
A fan of Derren or not, psyc. How does it frighten us. They have defined it in many different ways and come up brwon myriad strategies for living the good life!
You should be more concerned with this remembering self. Your bestial experiencing self has an attention span of about three seconds. Expressing your unhappiness in a sensitive way is one of the most productive things you can do in a relationship. Certainly this is a very good book for stepping back and thinking about how one interacts with a relatively privileged Western life and especially with social media and city existence.