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For a civilization so fixated on achieving happiness, we seem remarkably incompetent at the task.
Self-help books don?t seem to work. Few of the many advantages of modern life seem capable of lifting our collective mood. Wealth?even if you can get it?doesn?t lead to happiness. Romance, family life and work often seem to bring stress as much as joy. We can?t even agree on what ?happiness? means.
So are we engaged in a futile pursuit? Or are we just going about it the wrong way?
In this fascinating audiobook, Oliver Burkeman introduces us to an unusual collection of people?experimental psychologists and Buddhists, terrorism experts, spiritual teachers, philosophers and business consultants?who share a single, surprising way of thinking about life. They argue that in our personal lives, and society at large, it?s precisely our constant effort to be happy that is making us miserable. That "positive thinking" isn?t the solution, but part of the problem. And that there is an alternative, "negative path" to happiness and success that involves embracing failure, pessimism, insecurity and uncertainty?those things we spend our lives trying to avoid.
Thought-provoking, counter-intuitive, and ultimately uplifting, The Antidote is a celebration of the power of negative thinking.
Recensione: Amazon Best Books of the Month, November 2012: The you-can-do-it, life-is-one-big-smiley-face ethos of our contemporary culture has its value: Aggressive positivity helps many triumph over addiction, say, or build previously unimaginable businesses, even win elections and wars. But according to Oliver Burkeman, this relentless pursuit of happiness and success can also make us miserable. Exploring the dark side of the theories put forth by such icons as Norman Vincent Peale and Eckhart Tolle by looking to both ancient philosophy and current business theory, Burkeman--a feature writer for British newspaper The Guardian--offers up the counterintuitive idea that only by embracing and examining failure and loss and unhappiness will we become free of it. So in your next yoga class, try this: breathe deep, think unhappy thoughts--and feel your soul relax. -- Sara Nelson
Titolo: The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't...
Casa editrice: Brilliance Audio
Data di pubblicazione: 2013
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