The bestselling author of The Righteous Mind draws on philosophical wisdom and scientific research to show how the meaningful life is closer than you think
The Happiness Hypothesis is a book about ten Great Ideas. Each chapter is an attempt to savor one idea that has been discovered by several of the world’s civilizations–to question it in light of what we now know from scientific research, and to extract from it the lessons that still apply to our modern lives and illuminate the causes of human flourishing.
An Overview of the Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt
I enjoy reading books that expand my view of the world; this is one of those. Jonathan Haida offers wisdom under the heading of Ten Great Ideas. He also gives specific suggestions to easily apply for a better life.
Absolutely great book! Great insight, great perspectives and really fun to read. A complete overview of how the conscious and subconscious mind work and its effect on us. Jonathan Haida present great ideas on how you can achieve happiness. I highly recommend this book!
The book is filled with huge ideas and dense information. I go back to it many times. It sets your mind at ease, and challenges you to analytical perspective.
The Happiness Hypothesis is one you continuously apply the techniques Jonathan has discussed. The book has countless improvements you can make to improve your life to become happier, healthier and generally a more pleasant person to be around. Just pickup the book and read it to see what I mean.
This book Is a great product for anyone who likes to read insightful and thought-provoking books. It is a must read for anyone interested in what it means to live a good life,
Award-winning psychologist Jonathan Haidt, the author of The Righteous Mind, shows how a deeper understanding of the world’s philosophical wisdom and its enduring maxims–like “do unto others as you would have others do unto you,” or “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”–can enrich and even transform our lives.
Our Take on the Book
This is a thought-provoking book. Jonathan Haidt was able to put his own prejudices aside as a true scientist and present evidence. He is trying to understand the factors which motivate humanity towards certain behaviors. The evidence explains how our biology and our brain functions may result in certain social behavior. He also goes over how this has created the human animal in all its manifestations.
However, the book gives a fresh perspective on a number of issues and helps understand others in a new and more thorough way. Jonathan Haidt does all this with humour and a sense of fun.
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