Happiness How to find it and keep it
Happiness uses fictional dialogues, in the manner of Plato's famous philosophical writings, to convey a compelling mix of Eastern wisdom and Western philosophy. This enlightening guide is organized into 20 dialogues, each dealing with a common source of unease. At the start of each one, the seeker asks a question, such as "How can I stop worrying so much about small things?" or "How can I feel more confident in my own abilities?" In the conversation that follows, the sage looks at the question from all sides, realistically and imaginatively. The seeker reacts with further questions, bringing readers into the process of discovering what makes them happy and how to attain it.
Reviews of: Happiness How to find it and keep it
I received this book from my church after graduating from high school. At first I thought it was a odd choice for a gift, because usually we get Bibles instead. After I started reading however, I realized the book created a sense of peace and inspiration that I was looking for upon entering the crazy, hectic world of college and work and being on my own. I could relate to some of the philosophical writings of Plato and others because of my Philosophy class I took in community college. The reading can be challenging, however, this book breaks down those complicated theories and helps to relate it to being happy and make it last a lifetime. I found it hard to find what made me truly happy, but this book definitely helped to put me on the right track!
This book was a gift I received at a challenging time. I had relocated and was feeling displaced in my new environment and this gift gave me a new perspective on how I was viewing and experiencing the world. I love the format of a conversation that the author uses to present opposing views while still wrapping the key lessons together. The premise is based on a series of conversations between two friends. One is a seeker of answers and the other role is that of a mentor or sage that share thoughts on some of the long standing questions about life. Some of the topics include positive feelings and how they impact our life, artistic expression, building and sustaining relationships all delivered in a format that is engaging and light hearted. We can all relate to these topics and they are delivered in a way that is relatable and entertaining.