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La conquista de la felicidad

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La felicidad ¿es un estado o una búsqueda? Esta obra afirma lo segundo: el ser humano se debe mostrar activo en la eliminación de las trabas al despliegue de la felicidad, comenzando por eliminar esas pasiones egocéntricas que son la envidia, el miedo o la conciencia de pecado y reforzando las que impulsan hacia fuera de sí mismo, que invitan a sentirse parte de la corrien ...more
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Published 2007 by DeBolsillo (first published 1924)
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Jun 15, 2016 Lotz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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In adolescence, I hated life and was continually on the verge of suicide, from which, however, I was restrained by the desire to know more mathematics. Now, on the contrary, I enjoy life; I might almost say that with every year that passes I enjoy it more.

Like many people, I suspect, I find Russell an extremely agreeable person. And though he is, no doubt, several orders of magnitude cleverer than I am, I still identify very strongly with him. Perhaps this is only wishful thinking, but the mor
Ahmad  Ebaid
"غرضي أن أقترح علاج لحالة التعاسة اليومية والتي يعاني منها أغلب الناس في البلدان المتحضرة, والتي لا تحتمل؛ بسبب عدم امتلاكها سبب خارجي واضح, فهي تبدو لا مفر منها"


يتخصص الكتاب في معالجة التعاسة التي تصيب الأفراد ذوي سعة العيش أصحاب الحياة الكريمة. من أول الكتاب سيتسرّب لعقلك الرهبة من برتراند راسل, والهيبة من النَّص الذي يوضح مدى إلمام راسل بالموضوع

بعض نصائح راسل المحورية:
"سبب التعاسة الرئيسي يرجع لنظرتنا الخاطئة للحياة, والتي زُرعت فينا عندما كنا على حجر أمهاتنا صغارا, ونضطر لمخالفتها كبارا
peiman-mir5 rezakhani
دوستانِ گرانقدر، این کتابِ ارزشمند، از 304 صفحه تشکیل شده، و شاملِ دو بخشِ موجباتِ بدبختی و در اسبابِ خوشبختی، میباشد... « برتراند راسل» بزرگوار، مطالبِ خود در قالبِ 17 فصل بیان کرده است که مهمترین آنها عبارتند از: محبت-سرگرمی- کار- حسادت- رقابت- ترس- نشاط- خستگی
دوستانِ عزیز، از میانِ این موارد، در زیر توضیحاتی در موردِ « حسادت» و « خستگی» که در جامعۀ ما زیاد دیده میشود و مانع از خوشبختی است را برایِ شما خردگرایان، مینویسم
دوستانِ گرامی، بعد از اضطراب، شاید «حسد» قویترین عاملِ بدبختی در انسانهاست
Dec 17, 2010 Tristan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.

Bertrand Russel, cheery scientist and one of the greatest minds and personalities of the era, explains his take on human happiness and what keeps most of us from it most of the time. He explains this from a purely rational and non-theistic perspective, taking nothing for granted. This is NOT a self-help book, bu
Let's just say lately I've been picking up books that are easy enough to read, but still carry a bit of substance. This would translate into easy philosophy, and though I know it's judged for it's lack of seriousness, I think some authors are still able to pull through.

Russel Brandt was not a philosopher. He was a scientist, predominantly a mathematician. He proves (really obviously) that any educated, intelligent human being can be a philosopher, if he so desires. It's not hard because for a m
Mar 28, 2008 Tara rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
I was so excited to read this book, because I love Bertrand Russell. I still love Bertrand Russell. It's just too bad that his view of humanity is so narrow-minded in this work. His descriptions of people, of society make you go "whaaaaat?", and while it could be chalked up to the fact that it was written nearly eighty years ago, I think there's more to it. Russell displayed enormous depth and understanding when he wrote "A History of Western Philosophy" a decade later, and I think time really i ...more
Andrei Tamaş
Feb 19, 2016 Andrei Tamaş rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Russell susţine că al societăţii cheag aduce nefericirea omului. Spun "societate" în sens de civilizaţie, adică ansamblul normelor care impun buna ei desfăşurare şi care, adesea, ciopârţesc din libertatea metafizică a omului (mă refer nu la libiertatea socială, ci la acea libertate subiectivă de care vorbea Hayek). În acest sens, motto-ul, citat din Walt Whitman, este sugestiv:

Cred că m-aş întoarce să trăiesc cu animalele,
Sunt atât de placide şi sigure de sine,
Stau şi mă uit la ele îndelung.
Aug 23, 2015 umberto rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy, favorites
I read this second-hand hardcover (1930) bought at the National Book Fair XXXVI in Bangkok in 2008 and found Russell's views on happiness practical and witty. Russell famously wrote so clearly and contributively to the world that he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950 (another similar case is, I think, Sir Winston Churchill), therefore, his writing style is still worth studying and applying in one's narration.

Let me show you some interesting quotes from this book:

No one is surpris
Jul 18, 2012 Si rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Written in Russell’s usual say-it-like-it-is style, The Conquest of Happiness gets straight to the point with an incisive view of how to be happy, that is as apt today as when it was written nearly 50 years ago.
The book is split into two halves: the first describing the main causes of unhappiness, and the second, well I think you can guess that it’s the causes of happiness.
To summarise: live in the present; enjoy the small things; don’t compete with others; avoid boredom, yet aim for moderation
Mohamed Fawzy
Dec 15, 2012 Mohamed Fawzy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

إن كنت تكره _مثلي_ الكُتب المُسماة خطأ ً كتب التنمية البشرية على شاكلة "عشرةُ مفاتيح للسعادة". إنت كنت لا تقدرُ _مثلي أيضًا_ على الدراسة المُتخصصة البحتة للسعادة من الجانب الفلسفي والنفسي والإجتماعي أيضًا .. فلا تتردد لحظة في قراءة هذا الكتاب الرائع :)

Jan 09, 2014 Jesse rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Russell was very right to title this quintessential self-help book with the word "conquest", since happiness is hardly a thing that emanates from the heavens down to your precious soul - unfortunately, the opposite view has held sway for a couple thousand years. Consequently, many average people do as they're told, expecting happiness to come to them if they are obedient, i.e., enjoy mainstream media, conform one's behavior to outside groups, etc. Yet, everything of human worth is precisely outs ...more
Jun 15, 2016 Barbod rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
چقدر یک انسان میتونه اندیشمند باشه و با آثار خودش برای سایر انسانها در طول تاریخ مفید باشه؟؟؟ برتراند راسل بینظیر نوشته این کتاب رو

It is always refreshing to hear exact scientists give their opinions about life or sociological matters. I find them a lot more refreshing than the usual quick guide to happiness by some psychologist, or the energy-inside-yourself babble by a spiritual charlatan.

Already from the introduction you understand that Russell is not writing this to make some easy money: he clearly wants to just pass on ideas that have worked for him, and that may be useful for others as well.

The book consists of two se
May 30, 2013 QA rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
its a wonderful read . with great insight and indepth studyof human behaviour the author identifies what makes a man happy or unhappy. And the solutions he offer are practicable and easy to adopt if one so one wants. its a must read for all book lovers and for those who are interested in the study of human charcter.
Apr 26, 2014 Mahrous rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
أعتقد أن برتراند رسل هو فيلسوفي المفضل حتى الان .. وهو قول يحمل كثير من المبالغة. فهو كقولك العدس طعامك المفضل وأنت لم تأكل غيره في حياتك. ولكني تذوقت فلاسفة اخرين ولم أستطعم مثله

Khaled Eider
"مقالي في ساسة بوست عن مراجعة كتاب "انتصار السعادة

برتراند راسل.. هل السعادة ممكنة؟

إن كنت لا تحتمل – مثلي – قراءة كتب التنمية البشرية, وفي ذات الوقت تريد أن تقرأ شيئًا عن السعي إلى السعادة والخلاص من التعاسة, لكن من وجهة نظر علم النفس والاجتماع والفلسفة البحتة, إذن فلتقرأ كتاب «انتصار السعادة» للفيلسوف العظيم برتراند راسل.

الكتاب يحاول الإجابة عن سؤال: لماذا يكون البشر تعساء؟ ولماذا يكون أيضًا البشر سعداء؟

مبدئيًا هذا الكتاب لن يجعل منك سعيدًا ولا تعيسًا حت
هالةْ أمين

رغم أن راسل فيلسوف إلا أنه يستطيع الكتابة بشكل يضمن معه أن تصل مؤلفاته لأكبر عدد ممكن
أسباب التعاسة عند راسل متمثلة في:
المنافسة، الحسد، السأم، هوس الاضطهاد، الخوف من الرأي العام والتعب
أما أسباب السعادة متمثلة في:
اللذة، العائلة، العاطفة العمل والتوجه اللاذاتي
ولقد تحدث في كل فصل بإسهاب ستفهم معه مايعنيه
اسهابه هو ماقد يثير الملل في بعض الفصول
أحيانا تصلك الفكرة كاملة وتفهم مايريده
لكنه يستمر في الشرح والتفصيل

لكن عدا هذافهو كتاب يستحق الاطلاع بلا شك ..
El alquimista del tedio .
May 08, 2016 El alquimista del tedio . rated it really liked it
Russell escribió este ameno ensayo filosófico que bebe de lo cotidiano y de lo mundano en 1930 y algunas cosas que se dicen en el mismo ya están anticuadas.

La premisa es que este libro, además de que no está muy claro que nos permita conquistar la felicidad, va dirigido a todo aquel que tiene una vida aceptable, cómoda, que no pasa penurias ni enfermedades, que vive en países democráticos. Así, la labor de Russell es una cuestión, no diría cosmética, pero que se reduce a una serie de matices; r
Aug 08, 2015 Nesli rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Russell'ın bu kitabı yazmaktaki amacı kişisel gelişim bir kere. Şehirli insanın neden mutsuz olduğunu kendi gözlemlerine dayanarak açıklıyor. Ardından hayatındaki mutlu ve mutsuz insanlardan yola çıkarak, mantık çerçevesinde okura öneriler sunuyor. Meslek gruplarına göre, hobilere göre ve tabii ki eğitim seviyesine göre farklı örnekler vererek kendinizi mutlu hissedebilmeniz için tavsiyelerde bulunuyor diyebilirim sanırım. Ama sanmayın ki pohpohlama ya da siz özelsiniz, içinize bakın ve gerçeği ...more
بسام عبد العزيز
بدأت الكتاب بتوقعات عالية... برتراند راسل الفيلسوف و الكاتب الحائز على نوبل لابد أنه سيناقش مشكلة السعادة بطريقة فلسفية تبهرني ... هذا ما توقعته.. ولكن بمجرد قراءة أولى صفحات الكتاب فقد هبطت توقعاتي للصفر!

"الحيوانات سعيدة طالما كانت بصحة جيدة و لديها ما يكفيها من الطعام"
هذه هى الجملة الإفتتاحية للكتاب.. و بشكل علمي فإنها جملة غير علمية على الإطلاق! فكيف نعرف أن الحيوانات سعيدة؟؟؟؟ هل هناك حيوان ما قد تحدث و قال أنه سعيد طالما كان بصحة جيدة؟؟؟ هل هناك أصلا حيوانات تفهم معنى كلمة السعادة أو كلمة ا
محمد علي
Mar 03, 2014 محمد علي rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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اولا هذا ليس كتاب تنميه بشريه اوشيء من هذا القبيل بل كتاب للفيلسوف الكبير برتراند راسل

اما الرجل الغني في هذه الايام فانه من نوع مختلف فهو لا يقرا ابدا واذا كان

يقتني مجموعات من اللوحات الفنيه بقصد زياده شهرته فاللذه التي يجنيها من هذه اللوحات ليست لذه النظر اليها بل لذه حرمان رجل غني اخر من اقتنائها
انطبيعه التفكير التنافسي تغزو مناطق لا تنتمي اليها خذ علي سبيل المثال مساله القراءه هناك شعوران لقراءه كتاب ما احداهما ان تتمتع به والاخرالتباهب

دا السعاده دي شيء صعب خالص
تحتاج الى الحب
Jo-Ann Zhou
Apr 16, 2009 Jo-Ann Zhou rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the greatest chicken soup for the soul books I read so far, though frankly I haven't read a lot. The book was first published in 1930, which still applies to present life. It's an art to be happy, life long class. Below is what I quote from the book:

What I disagreed:

"A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy can live."

What I agreed:

"Nothing is so exhausting as indecision, and nothing is so futile."

1) "Remember that your mot
I read it because I'm into happiness books these days, but this one felt curiously dated (it came out in 1930). Its traditional philosophical approach and voice just isn't my thing.

However, if you can borrow it from the library or a friend--or if you can read a portion of it in a bookstore--it's worth reading Chapter 11: Zest.

His argument is that "the most universal and distinctive mark" of happiness is zest, which he essentially defines as a love of and curiosity about life. I like the way he
Zhiyar Qadri
Jan 03, 2016 Zhiyar Qadri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
insightful and lovely reflections of a genius on happiness #Mustread
finding our Anchors that genuinely give us gratefulness and zest for life is what matters.
Top 2 lessons to remember:
1- graceful accepting of an objective life however counterintuitive it maybe.
2- I will only put my favorite colors on my canvas ..
Carmen Movilă
Let's just say it's... enlightning ^^
One of the best lectures so far. :)
Nov 01, 2014 Ayah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
ربما حصل معي ذلك ، و معك أيضا .. لكن المتفق عليه بين الجميع أن حدوثه يشبه انقلابا من أعلى جرف في الدنيا إلى أحط نقطة فيها .
تلك الاستعارة الجميلة التي تتواتر على ألسنتا جميعا " السعادة" ، في كل لحظة من لحظات اضطرابك ستكتشف أن ما عداها سعادة .
لا يمكن أن يتم تقييم العالم وفق ثنائية البؤس/ السعادة، لكن يمكن تقييمه وفق ثنائية بؤس/ لا بؤس .إذ إن السعادة لا تكون كائنا مرئيا تستطيع حبسه في قبضتك ، في الحقيقة هي أشد زئبقية من ذلك بكثير ..
لكن و في حماة الحياة و ازدحامها دعوة لرفع نجب السعادة عاليا .. لنع
Matt Riddle
Aug 23, 2010 Matt Riddle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a bit dated in parts but still packed with goodness.

Some people consider self-love or self-esteem the counter to or cure for self-loathing. Russell makes a very compelling argument that self-esteem and self-loathing are merely flip sides of the same coin of self-absorption. Russell argues that the best and most healthy practice is to think about yourself as little as possible and instead become absorbed by causes and activities outside of yourself.

"Through such interests a man come
P.J. Sullivan
Bertrand Russell was the quintessential rational man. In this book he applies rationality to psychology in a systematic examination of human thinking and motivations. Without denying the importance of external social forces, he concerns himself here with only those factors which lie within the power of the individual mind to change.

Discussing the psychological causes of unhappiness, he concludes that preoccupation with self is the chief culprit. The personality should be directed outward. The in
I had to keep in mind that this book was written in 1930 by man who lived within the confines of the privileged class of white privilege. If I hadn't kept that in mind the racism and sexism would have made this book intolerable. I had to grit my teeth and move along at times.

I'm not sure Russell could write this book today, even without the racism/sexism. It would probaly be better suited in 2013 to a blog than a book. He goes through all the of the reasons he sees for unhappiness and then throu
Jan 26, 2016 Uri rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
En general bé, molt antiquat en algunes coses i molt avançat en altres (és de 1930). De vegades fa unes generalitzacions una mica ridícules, especialment sobre les dones i la gent de raça no caucàsica, però insisteixo: es va escriure l'any 1930. Alguns dels consells són una mica "de perogrullo" però no per això menys certs.
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM, FRS, was a Welsh philosopher, historian, logician, mathematician, advocate for social reform, pacifist, and prominent rationalist. Although he was usually regarded as English, as he spent the majority of his life in England, he was born in Wales, where he also died.

He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1950 "in recognition of his var
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