Happiness is a Serious Problem
There is little correlation between the circumstances of people's lives and how happy they are.This is the repair manual we should have been handed at birth
When you ask people abouttheir most cherished values in life, "happiness" is always at the top of the list. However, unhappiness does not seem to be the exceptional order...more
It does make me think anew about some decisions I make. I now at times ask "Is this fun for right now? or Will this make me happier in the long run?" Basically, he says that some things are fun in the moment, but won't contribute to overall happiness. These can be the littlest things in your day. Thinking this ...more
Meh. I can see how this book would be a positive influence on one's life, but most of the things discu ...more
Книгата е кратка и описаното в нея точно кореспондира с моите впечатлени ...more
I liked this book because it made very good points and gave me good tips on how to be happy and stay happy. I did not like this book because there wer ...more
That said, I do not agree with Prager on everything. I found myself disagreeing with Chapter 27, where Prager argues for a ...more
At any rate, this book was also very good, though not "excellent" - it is indeed more of a collection of short essays, which sometimes leave the reader with a lot of questions or desire for more depth. The ideas con ...more
So- I finally borrowed a copy from the library and finished it. I think I want to own this book-it is ...more
I try to be happy unless something happens that makes me unhappy, rather than unhappy unless something makes me happy.
Unhappiness formula: U= I - R. (Unhappiness equals your own Images minus Reality).
If you equate happiness with success, you will never achieve the amount of success necessary to make you happy.
Fun is temporary, happiness is on-going.
Expectations lead to unhappiness.
Young children need, deserve, and therefore seek uncondi ...more
But I do really like this book. And I'm glad I took my time reading it, because I think it's better taken in gradually ...more
None of these books ever addresses the gay person. Prager has one chapter on The Opposite Sex. Another on Marriage. I guess we must write our own Happiness books or read his and extrapolate.
Maybe I should write it!
Being that so many people are unhappy he labels it a serious problem because of the effects it has on those we live & work with or just meet on the street. ...more
While it is quite profound, it is also quite accessible. Chapters are bite size and quick to read. This book will be gifts to many of my frie ...more