Since antiquity, people have been asking themselves what it means to live a good life. How should I live? What constitutes a good life? What's the role of fate? What's the role of money? Is leading a good life a question of mindset, or is it more about reaching your goals? Is it better to actively seek happiness or to avoid unhappiness? Each generation poses these questions anew, and somehow the answers are always fundamentally disappointing. Why? Because we're constantly searching for a single principle, a single tenet, a single rule. Yet this holy grail--a single, simple path to happiness--doesn't exist. Rolf Dobelli -- successful businessman, founder of the TED-style ideas conference Zurich Minds, bestselling author, and all-around seeker of big ideas--has made finding a shortcut to happiness his life's mission. He's synthesized the leading thinkers and the latest science in happiness to find the best shortcuts to satisfaction in The Art of the Good Life, his follow up to the international bestseller The Art of Thinking Clearly (which has sold more than 2.5 million copies in 40 languages all around the globe). The Art of the Good Life is a toolkit designed for practical living. Here you'll find fifty-two happiness hacks -- from guilt-free shunning of technology to gleefully paying your parking tickets -- that are certain to optimize your happiness. These tips may not guarantee you a good life, but they'll give you a better chance (and that's all any of us can ask for).
The Art of the Good Life is a toolkit designed for practical living.
Author: Rolf Dobelli
Publisher: Hachette UK
To Lead a Good Life... is a self-help book, featuring a collection of sixty-two, motivational stories, inspirational essays, and lessons on effective leadership. From cover to cover, it offers unique examples of people with a little moxie, finding their strength, courage, and passion.
Foreword Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Part 1 Inspiration ambition 1 To
lead a good life... Crank up the bulldozer and move mountains. attitude 2 To lead
a good life... Focus on the roses, not the thorns. perseverance 3 To lead a ...
Author: Tony Legando
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
Category: Family & Relationships
Since ancient times, hedonism has been one of the most attractive and controversial theories. In this text, the author presents a careful, modern formulation of hedonism, defending the theory against some of the most important objections.
The central intuition of hedonism is that the pleasant life is the Good Life. But this
sentence—'The pleasant life is the Good Life'—is open to a number of
interpretations. It can be misunderstood. In fact, I think it has been misunderstood
and that ...
Author: Fred Feldman
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Nearly every choice we make and action we take, from adolescence to death, is driven by a single, all-consuming quest: to live a good life. Problem is, there's no clear, practical road map to get there. No single collection of proven strategies that don't require you to buy into a particular doctrine, dogma, faith, or belief in order for you to get the proverbial keys to the good-life castle. At the same time, a mountain of misinformation distracts and deludes millions into actions and paths destined to fail, then lays blame when the “absolute truths” offered yield nothing more than absolute misery. How to Live a Good Life is your antidote: a practical and provocative modern-day manual for the pursuit of an extraordinary life. No need for blind faith or surrender of intelligence; everything you'll discover is immediately actionable and subject to validation through your own experience. You will discover 12 elements, drawn from the intersection of science, spirituality, and the author's years-long global quest to interview and learn at the feet of masters from nearly every tradition and walk of life. You will: • Explore a side of happiness that will not only lead to more joy but also awaken you to forgiveness. • Learn how to cultivate a fierce sense of meaning and purpose in all you do. • Discover the unlikely marriage between gratitude and desire and the futility of the near delusional optimism that infects so much of today's personal-growth landscape. • Revel in the power of belonging and learn how to cultivate it. • Open to both the responsibility and the gift of freedom, and the transformative power of compassion. • Understand how to stop living a stress-addled, checked-out, punch-list life and revel in the grace and gift of present awareness. • Discover how to reclaim your sleep, movement, and nutrition, and seed a wellspring of health and vitality. Though respectful of tradition, spirituality, and faith, there will be no sacred cows. Long-held myths, often taught as truths, will nonetheless end up busted. Ideas you've held dear will be challenged, then replaced with a new set of guidelines that will, maybe for the first time, unlock a future you've sensed was always there but until now has felt perpetually just beyond reach.
How to Live a Good Life is your antidote: a practical and provocative modern-day manual for the pursuit of an extraordinary life.
Author: Jonathan Fields
Publisher: Hay House Incorporated
A collection of 25 philosophical writings from antiquity to modernity that concern the self-directed question of what is the good life. Organized into sections on religious ways, the use of reason, self-exploration, self realization, and social involvement, the book contains essays and excerpts from works by such authors as Plato, Lao Tzu, Augustine, William James, Descartes, Spinoza, Rousseau, Sartre, Marx, and Buber. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Organized into sections on religious ways, the use of reason, self-exploration, self realization, and social involvement, the book contains essays and excerpts from works by such authors as Plato, Lao Tzu, Augustine, William James, ...
Author: Charles B. Guignon
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
The authors recount how they created a lifestyle based on self-reliance, good health, and a minimum of cash
The authors recount how they created a lifestyle based on self-reliance, good health, and a minimum of cash This new edition of Living the Good Life and Continuing the Good Life brings together in one volume the Nearings' classic guides to ...
Author: Helen Nearing
In separate chapters on The Tempest, King Lear, Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, Macbeth, Measure for Measure, and A Midsummer Night's Dream (many of which have appeared elsewhere in journals or essay collections), the author explores Shakespeare's philosophy and examines its treatment by other critics, from Ben Jonson to A.C. Bradley. He contends that Shakespeare was an independently thinking follower of the classical philosophers Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, and explores such themes as the playwright's treatment of the philosopher king, natural versus conventional justice, contending views of the best regime and the best life, the moral character of the universe, the Biblical alternative to classical philosophy, and the Christian view of temperance. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
... in his assassination early in Act III, and his republican opponents to locate it in
the suicides of Cassius and Brutus at the end of Act V. But is it not strange that a
play named after Caesar should begin on the last day of his life and devote most
Author: David Lowenthal
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
Tim Chester shows how the gospel makes a real difference as he takes us to this little-read, life-changing New Testament letter. With clarity and insight, he helps small groups to be excited about, and equipped for, letting the truth transform their lives, their churches, and their mission. These five studies will help small groups and individuals see how to live the good life.
Five studies to help you see how the gospel changes our lives, churches, and mission.
Author: Chester Tim
One of the great fears many of us face is that despite all our effort and striving, we will discover at the end that we have wasted our life. In A Guide to the Good Life, William B. Irvine plumbs the wisdom of Stoic philosophy, one of the most popular and successful schools of thought in ancient Rome, and shows how its insight and advice are still remarkably applicable to modern lives. In A Guide to the Good Life, Irvine offers a refreshing presentation of Stoicism, showing how this ancient philosophy can still direct us toward a better life. Using the psychological insights and the practical techniques of the Stoics, Irvine offers a roadmap for anyone seeking to avoid the feelings of chronic dissatisfaction that plague so many of us. Irvine looks at various Stoic techniques for attaining tranquility and shows how to put these techniques to work in our own life. As he does so, he describes his own experiences practicing Stoicism and offers valuable first-hand advice for anyone wishing to live better by following in the footsteps of these ancient philosophers. Readers learn how to minimize worry, how to let go of the past and focus our efforts on the things we can control, and how to deal with insults, grief, old age, and the distracting temptations of fame and fortune. We learn from Marcus Aurelius the importance of prizing only things of true value, and from Epictetus we learn how to be more content with what we have. Finally, A Guide to the Good Life shows readers how to become thoughtful observers of their own lives. If we watch ourselves as we go about our daily business and later reflect on what we saw, we can better identify the sources of distress and eventually avoid that pain in our life. By doing this, the Stoics thought, we can hope to attain a truly joyful life.
Irvine looks at various Stoic techniques for attaining tranquility and shows how to put these techniques to work in our own life.
Author: William B. Irvine
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Called 'The Roman Socrates, ' Musonius Rufus is a first-century Stoic philosopher who was famous for living and teaching the good life of virtue. This book describes his exemplary life, his ethical teachings, and the practical methods he used to educate people in the good life. Based on the ancient texts and modern scholarship, this book is the first comprehensive treatment of Musonius Rufus's life, teachings, and methods
This book describes his exemplary life, his ethical teachings, and the practical methods he used to educate people in the good life.
Author: J. T. Dillon
Publisher: University Press of America
The basic question emerges : What is the relationship of art and the artist to this
good life ? What is the common denominator in these three dynamic factors in
living ? THE GOAL - THE GOOD LIFE Harris gives us an excellent springboard
Author: Helen Evangeline Rees
Category: Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
The absolutely inspiring true tale of a young couple who gave up the "good life" in England to start a new life in the wilderness of the Yukon Dorian Amos—a painter from Cornwall—and his wife decided that they were in need of adventure, so they gave up their comfortable life and traveled to Yukon Territory in the remote Canadian wilderness. Told by Dorian with warmth and humor, this is the compelling account of their adventures. Buying a piece of land in the forest just outside Dawson City, they revel in the stark beauty of the landscape and the liberation they feel from the mundanity of their former home—crossing frozen rivers just to buy food, hunting caribou, coming face to face with bears, and building their own log cabin. The perfect tale for anyone feeling that there must be more to life, their story will convince readers to stop putting their dreams on hold.
"Have you ever felt that in order to fulfil the dream of the good life, you need to escape the business and day to day rat race of the bustling metropolis?
Author: Dorian Amos
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Abnormal psychology studies people who are consistently unable to adapt and function effectively in a variety of conditions. Biological, cognitive, emotional, and developmental psychology are all different types of the above-mentioned state. This book specifically discusses depression, self-harm, perception without awareness, the psychological aspect of alcoholism, attachment-related memory in children, the psychology of fear, and dyslexia. In addition, intervention and treatment programs are examined.
Counseling ultimately engages us in a discussion of the good life with the client ,
one which ideally leads to a dialogical conclusion or solution . CONCLUSION
Moral visions are essential to human life as we have emphasized throughout this
Author: Helen D. Friedman
Category: Adolescent Behavior
When a film crew arrives to interview Berry Bitty City s favorite baker, Strawberry Shortcake, what they find is a heated rivalry between her and the Purple Pieman that might be the award-winning film documentary the crew was looking for! Collects issues #6-8."
When Strawberry Shortcake's friends organize an anniversary party for the opening of her cafe and bakery, a purple-clad stranger appears, and then shows up competing at a baking competition that Strawberry Shortcake has also entered.
Author: Georgial Ball
Publisher: Strawberry Shortcake
Category: Juvenile Fiction
With us , ” he complained , “ the most delicate and humane of all the branches of
the art of writing has been relegated to the journeymen of letters ; we do not
reflect that it is perhaps as difficult to write a good life as to live one . " ? Virginia
Author: Robert Keith Miller
Category: Authors, English
Possibly , if we answer these questions for good music , we shall get a start on
answering them also for the good life . As for music , we may believe that ,
historically , men began by noting that some sounds , as such , are pleasanter to
Author: National Society for the Study of Education. Committee on Philosophies of Education
This practical, readable text integrates nursing theory with the practice of transcultural nursing. It describes how cultural differences in lifestyle, habits, beliefs, life processes, and responses to clinical problems must be considered in any nurse/client interaction. New in this edition: culturally appropriate interventions; newly formatted research application boxes; 2 new chapters on Ethics & Culture: Contemporary Challenges, and Cultural Diversity in the Healthcare Workforce; new critical thinking pedagogy.
What is most conducive to a good society? Not, Is it harmful or does it violate
autonomy? (Callahan, 1990). The theory accepts the pluralistic conceptions of
the good life and its recognition of some individual rights. It depends on
Author: Margaret M. Andrews
Publisher: Lippincott Raven
But if you a stormy ocean -- the ocean of life , and night is very undertake to erect
a cosmogony , and to say that the dark . ... The impression has prevailed all
things necessary to faith and a good life , other . ihat there was no element in life
Author: Robert Aitkin Bertram
Category: Homiletical illustrations
forthe in that treatise two rules of good life , the one is cómon for the first forte , the
other is straiter and more spirituall for the other forte.And because no mā can
either begynne or perseuere in good life without the helpe of the grace of god ,
Author: David McGregor Rogers
On the basis of the Christian belief in creation , one can motivate that an
intrinsically good life comprises freedom from hunger and starvation , from illness
and suffering , a satisfaction of man ' s primary needs . This evaluation of man ' s
Author: Carl-Henric Grenholm
Publisher: Tofters Tryckeri
Category: Christian ethics