The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom is a book written by Johnathan Haidt. The book is aimed at a general audience and the reader does not need to be sufficiently educated about psychology to read, understand or enjoy this book. The book was published in 2006 and is based on the genre of psychology.
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In his book, the author takes ideas of happiness from the past. He takes the ideas from great thinkers and people who influenced others. Of these people, Buddha, Jesus, and Plato are the most prominent. He takes the ideas of happiness from them and he then sees them in today’s light to determine whether they are still applicable today. He divides the brain according to its anatomy and physiology. He also divides it as the part that can be controlled and as the one that cannot be controlled. He goes on to say that the part that can be controlled is the rider while the involuntary is the elephant in which the rider is sitting. The rider cannot control the elephant and this is what happens without brain when it comes to willpower.
The Happiness Hypothesis Pdf Features:
- The author focuses on a few these throughout the book. One of these is fulfillment and he talks about how that affects a person.
- He has also dedicated a whole chapter to the pursuit of happiness in which all aspects related to happiness are discussed.
- The author says that if we learn about reciprocity, we will be able to solve many of our social problems.
Table of Contents:
- Introduction: Too Much Wisdom
- The Divided Self
- Changing Your Mind
- Reciprocity With a Vengeance
- The Faults of Others
- The Pursuit of Happiness
- Love and Attachments
- The Uses of Adversity
- The Felicity of Virtue
- Divinity With or Without God
- Happiness Comes From Between
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