Ezra's Reviews > Happiness: Lessons from a New Science

Happiness by Richard Layard
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Mar 13, 15

bookshelves: ethics, psychology, economics, author-male
Read from October 27 to December 05, 2010


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message 1: by Amy (new)

Amy This is the book I was thinking of: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/63... when you mentioned you were reading a book about happiness.

Ezra Lanyard would agree somewhat. 1) Income improves happiness but only as long as yours is above others to which you compare yourself. 2) Novelty is good, but it wears off quickly.

Challenge is the basis for why people get motivated here: http://www.ezrasf.com/wplog/2010/06/0...

Cursing works. Venting is telling a story which just spreads the memory of you telling that story all over your brain and more likely to encounter it later. So probably detrimental.

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