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Though everyone wants to be happier, how many of us can actually define what that means? In his class, "Positive Psychology," one of the most popular courses at Harvard University, Ben-Shahar teaches that happiness isn't as elusive a concept as people think, and can actually be learned; he commits the fundamentals of his course to paper in this primer on getting happy, which he defines as a combination of pleasure (short-term happiness) and meaning (long-term). Divided into three parts, "What is Happiness?", "Happiness Applied" and "Meditations on Happiness," Ben-Shahar provides insight and exercises, prodding reflection in readers ("Do you accept negative emotions as natural?" "Do you see your work as a job, a career, or a calling?") while explicating the relationships among happiness, motivation and goals. Though it sounds simple, Ben-Shahar insists on keen self-awareness and purposeful action to overcome entrenched patterns of despondency and/or disbelief. For answer-seekers, this is definitely a good start.
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Happiness is known to be elusive, but Tal Ben-Shahar has really done his research here! Using his own observations, his knowledge of positive psychology and the concepts of many... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Sandra Brazier
I liked it very much. Recommended it to a client and it made a difference to them.Published 27 days ago by Amazon Customer
A great book didn't put it down. Make sure you have your hi-lighter with you, I almost highlighted the whole chapter on goals. Everyone should read this. Read morePublished 1 month ago by William D Asay
Read all of Tal Bren-Shahar's Books, you will definitely be able to learn to be happier!! Start now!!Published 1 month ago by Laura Shainbaum
Having a positive attitude is beneficial to performance and health. This book gives you some insight into how to do that, based on good science and no BS. Very much worth a read.Published 1 month ago by W. Chef
This book is a reality check about happiness. It is extremely well written and it has concrete exercises for the reader to apply in everyday life. Read morePublished 1 month ago by R. Edwards
This book will totally redefine what you think about happiness. It is written in a form that everybody can understand and with examples that we can relate to. Read morePublished 1 month ago by otaskrebche
This book makes you to rethink how to approach your daily life, and evaluate what is important, and what is not.Published 2 months ago by Cacho
I recommend this book to everyone. An excellent manual on what habits should we choose in order to be happy in a stable way. Loved it!Published 2 months ago by Martha Lafaurie