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The Nature of Happiness

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What is happiness? Here, one of the world’s foremost behavioral scientists tackles this age-old question. He shows that there are many ways of achieving happiness; for example, there is the inherent happiness that comes with the love of a child; the competitive happiness of triumphing over your opponents; the sensual happiness of the hedonist. Rather than preaching a parti ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Little Books (first published April 1st 2004)
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Mangoo
Demistification of idols, and at the same time simplistic justifications of human behavior. This is what Morris has to offer to his readers with his humble-toned and well-crafted books inspired from his background in anthropology. In this at times mechanistic rationalization of sort, all seems to be deriving from our ancestors' traits and habits as forged by evolution, environment and genetics.
Here Desmond focuses on what kinds of happiness exists - indeed the book can be reduced down to a simpl
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Monica
I love this booklet's cover.

5 women with shower caps enjoying a bubble bath on a beach in calm purplish-blue-grey tone.* Each woman is in her own bathtub, her own self-contained contentment. Yet they are in communion.

The picture says: "Do your own thing, whatever it may be, that makes you feel peaceful, happy and contented. Laugh a bit, and don't be afraid to look a bit silly doing what you enjoy." Wearing a shower cap in a bathtub on the beach? That's contentment. That's confidence in your con
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Tara_
This book was okay, not the best book I've ever read about happiness. Some will enjoy the fact that it has no 'psychobable'. I found it to be a very unremarkable book, however it does give you the basic facts.
Vishal Akhouri
The book classifies the various kinds of happiness, that can be there. The book is differenct from other books of its kind in the way that it does not preach a particular way of life to be happy but aims at giving an insight into the various ways which can make one happy. Most of the ways we are actually aware of, but what makes it a good read is the fact that it actually documents which we actually know. So a good effort.
Papanikolaou
Read it in one day! Simply but not superficial! Descriptive but not wordy, with references in few scientific researches! Explains some things, but doesn't preach or give guidelines! Easy to read and highly recommended for those who like reading books about human nature and happiness!
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