- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; First Edition edition (December 9, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060987359
- ISBN-13: 978-0060987350
- Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.4 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 302 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,180 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Happiness Is a Serious Problem: A Human Nature Repair Manual Paperback – December 9, 1998
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We are completely satisfied with nothing
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 exposes why Happiness is a moral choice and lists the barriers to it in a thoughtful way. I'm still reading and re-reading sections, but I'm glad it's on my Kindle and I'll likely sample some of his other books. Thanks, Dennis!
in every sentence. He makes so many excellent observations about "happiness" and "unhappiness" and how we ourselves determine how we will
deal with life's experiences. It is more how we react to them than allowing ourselves be negatively affected. So much "food for thought" in his book.