A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill

Book - 2006
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In this groundbreaking book, Matthieu Ricard makes a passionate case for happiness as a goal that deserves as least as much energy as any other in our lives.
Wealth? Fitness? Career success? How can we possibly place these above true and lasting well-being? Drawing from works of fiction and poetry, Western philosophy, Buddhist beliefs, scientific research, and personal experience, Ricard weaves an inspirational and forward-looking account of how we can begin to rethink our realities in a fast-moving modern world. With its revelatory lessons and exercises, Happiness is an eloquent and stimulating guide to a happier life.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2006
Edition: 1st English language ed
ISBN: 9780316167253
Branch Call Number: 294.34 R48h
Characteristics: xiv, 281 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Happiness

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Aug 11, 2016

This book is written poorly and is unclear. That may be partly due to a poor translation. I found some useful information and think the author has something to say.

Jul 28, 2012

I really enjoyed this book, more so than many others on the topic. It has a really interesting mesh of both Eastern and Western views of happiness with simple, practical advice.

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