Happiness Is a Serious Problem (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Self-Help - 192 pages
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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 to be happy, we first have to battle ourselves.

Happiness is an obligation--to yourself and to others

Not only do we have a right to be happy, we have an obligation to be happy. Our happiness has an effect on the lives of everyone around us--it provides them with a positive environment in which to thrive and to be happy themselves.

  

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This book has been immensely helpful to me. It has given me a better understanding of myself, and taught me to grateful for all my blessings. Everyone should read this! Read full review

Contents

Life Is Tragic
11
Images
26
Equating Happiness with Success
37
Equating Happiness with Fun
44
Fear and Avoidance of Pain
53
Expectations
55
Family
65
The World Has Too Much Pain
72
Happiness Is a Byproduct
107
Cultivate a Philosophy of Life
114
Find the Positive
122
Accept Tension
127
Everything Has a PriceKnow What It Is
130
Accept the Lower Parts of Your Nature
137
Allow Innocuous Expression of Your Lower Parts
141
Seek to Do Good
146

Seeking Unconditional Love
75
Seeing Yourself as a Victim
78
The Opposite Sex
87
Genes or Biochemistry
93
Part III
94
Attitudes and Behaviors That Are Essential to Happiness
99
Meaning and Purpose
101
Develop SelfControl
149
Find and Make Friends
153
Psychotherapy and Religion
164
Passionate Moderation
171
Index
173
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About the author (2009)

Dennis Prager writes a syndicated column, hosts a radio show carried by 120 stations, and appears regularly on major Fox venues. He is the author of Happiness Is a Serious Problem and Think a Second Time.

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