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A Conquista da Felicidade

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Todas as pessoas que gozam de boa saúde e podem satisfazer plenamente a suas necessidades deveriam ser felizes. Contudo a felicidade é muito rara. Porquê? Bertrand Russell, que é reconhecido como um dos espíritos mais esclarecidos do nosso tempo, propõe nesta obra a solução do problema e discute a forma de cada um encontrar em si próprio o caminho da felicidade.
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Paperback, 233 pages
Published March 2009 by Guimarães Editores (first published 1930)
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Nathaniel Dakin Yes. I think the first part where Russell talks about the causes of unhappiness contains some really good stuff. For example, he reminds the reader to…moreYes. I think the first part where Russell talks about the causes of unhappiness contains some really good stuff. For example, he reminds the reader to not worry about things that are outside of your control. I think it is useful to be reminded of that whenever I am worrying too much about things in my life, like when I am going to find another job. I can't control how quickly that happens and shouldn't really worry about it as there is no point as I can't do anything about it. Instead I should focus on finding appropriate jobs to apply for and to try and present myself in the best way I can on my application and in the interview. It's a useful principle to keep in mind as I find it does eliminate a lot of worry and helps me focus on things I can have an impact on. (less)
Christopher Donaghue If you want a thoughtful answer, don't give the type of question that one would expect to find in school. We aren't here to do your homework.
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Roy Lotz
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... زنده یاد «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 سرفصل های این کتاب، 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
Cover deki çikolatalı çilek bile fazlasını kurtaramadı... sanırım ben kişisel gelişim sevmiyorum...
Ahmad Sharabiani
The Conquest of Happiness, Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell describes the purpose of this book as the putting together of some remarks on the state of happiness which are inspired by common sense, rather than any profound philosophy or deep erudition. It is based on the belief that many people who are unhappy could become happy by well-directed effort.
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: روز بیست و هشتم ماه ژانویه سال 1974 میلادی
عنوان: شاهراه خوشبختی؛ اثر: رتراند راسل؛ مترجم: غلامعلی وحیدمازندرانی، نشر: تهران، ا
Mar 28, 2008 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
J. Watson (aka umberto)
I first read its 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 in 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 published by
Dec 17, 2010 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
Auto-ajuda e similares é um género de literatura que não me interessa, nem sequer acredito que tenha utilidade seja para quem for. Aqueles que, como eu, "não nasceram para sofrer", instintivamente, procuram o que é bom e fogem do que é mau, dedicando mais tempo a rir do que a chorar porque, tal como é impossível espirrar de olhos abertos, também o é ser infeliz a gargalhar. Para os "arrependidos de ter nascido" não há truques ou conselhos que lhes cure a amargura. Convicta desta minha teoria da ...more
Yasmine Alfouzan
I had my doubts: how can a privileged white, male philosopher tell me, a modern-day female minority about the conquest of happiness via a book that was written before my dad was born? How could we possibly have anything in common? Color me surprised. It's striking how relevant his writing is, to our society today.

I started reading this book after a stressful year in my life where I got too caught up with feelings of anxiety and lack of achievement despite working hard most days. I will not go th
Mohamed Fawzy
Dec 13, 2012 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 :)

Andrei Tamaş
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.
Sep 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kitaptan notlar:
- Hiçbir insanın gücü sınırsız olamayacağı için, doyumsuz olanlar eninde sonunda aşamayacakları engellerle karşılaşacaklardır.
- Ölçülü güç, mutluluğu arttırabilir, ama amaç olarak benimsenirse, dışımızda olmasa bile içimizde mutlaka felakete yol açar.
- Akıllı adam, koşulları elverdiğince mutlu olur ve evreni anlamaya çalışırken acı duymaya başladığı noktada, başka düşüncelere geçer.
- Güzel şeylerin tadını sevdiğinin yanında tatmamış birisi, onlardaki büyüleyici gücü tam olarak an
Jul 26, 2011 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
Safa Fatima
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
A transcendent experience, I could relate so much, it was like looking into the mirror, it called to me. A genuine book, calling it a self-help book wouldn't do it justice.

I don't know what happiness is, but Russell sure has taught me how to get there. His methods and views were so understandable, his logic irrefutable. Being a man of Science, his observations remain so accurate, I was blown away. I loved his observations about people in Science, they seemed so close to the truth. A Mathematicia
Maria Roxana
Jul 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
”Omul fericit este acela care trăieşte în mod obiectiv, cu sentimentele neîncătuşate şi cu interese largi, omul care-şi obţine fericirea prin aceste interese şi afecte şi prin faptul că, la rândul lor, aceste interese şi afecte fac din el un obiect de interes şi afecţiune pentru mulţi alţii. Faptul de a fi iubit este o puternică sursă de fericire, dar nu omul care solicită iubire este cel căruia aceasta i se dăruie. În general vorbind, omul care beneficiază de iubire este acelaşi cu omul care o ...more
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 ..
Feb 14, 2016 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
Feb 20, 2012 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
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

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
Cărți și călătorii
Dacă e să ne luăm numai după titlu, ne-am gândi probabil la încă o carte de self-help, ca zecile sau poate sutele de astfel de cărți apărute în ultimii ani pe bandă rulantă. Dar domnul în vârstă, distins și bonom de pe copertă parcă ne-ar spune că nu e chiar așa.

Matematician, logician, filozof și scriitor britanic, laureat al premiului Nobel pentru literatură în 1950, Bertrand Russel a strâns în volumul de față câteva observații de bun simț și sfaturi bazate pe propria experiență, menite, așa cu
Jan 12, 2010 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.
Dec 15, 2012 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

Pedro Varanda
Este é um livro altamente improvável pois consegue ser ao mesmo tempo um ensaio filosófico e um quase livro de auto-ajuda. Um livro bem conseguido, daquele que foi um dos maiores pensadores do século passado, e que hoje está tão esquecido. Recomendo.
Jo-Ann Zhou
Apr 06, 2009 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
Debbie Madrid
Oct 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think this book has very wise insights of life and the way we should be living.
I read it in parts to be able to absorb the information inside which is a lot.
I agree with most of his points of view.
Farhan Khalid
Unhappiness, why?

Day-to-day unhappiness from which most people in civilized countries suffer, and which is all the more unbearable because having no external cause, it appears inescapable

I believe this unhappiness to be very largely due to mistaken views of the world, mistaken ethics, mistaken habits of life


Gradually I learned to be indifferent to myself and my experience

I came to centre my attention increasingly upon external objects


Sins are committed by everyone or no one

The m
Carlos Natálio
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: personal-library
Livro interessante, útil talvez, auto-ajuda avant la lettre, com Russell muitas vezes a digladiar-se com os seus próprios argumentos que vão dando as causas da infelicidade e da felicidade. A razão desse esforço é dupla. Por um lado, as causas são de muitas ordens - psicológicas, sociais, educacionais, políticas, económicas - e em certos campos, naturalmente, as explicações são simplistas, com o objectivo de provar a intuição mais do que qualquer outra coisa. Depois porque Russell está também nu ...more
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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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