Beyond Happiness: The trap of happiness and how to find deeper meaning and joy

As Britain s best known headmaster, Sir Anthony famously introduced happiness, or well being, lessons at his school, Wellington College In 2011, he co founded Action for Happiness, a body to raise awareness of the discovery of happiness and reduction of depression, whose influence is growing rapidly in Britain and across the world In this book Anthony Seldon distinguishAs Britain s best known headmaster, Sir Anthony famously introduced happiness, or well being, lessons at his school, Wellington College In 2011, he co founded Action for Happiness, a body to raise awareness of the discovery of happiness and reduction of depression, whose influence is growing rapidly in Britain and across the world In this book Anthony Seldon distinguishes between pleasure, happiness and joy, and offers an original 8 step approach on how to make our lives far meaningful and rewarding The pursuit of happiness can all too easily become a trap which seduces us into thinking there is no to life than being happy In fact, the author is highly critical of positive psychology and other dominant schools of thought.In fact, we need to reach beyond this if we are to access the deepest levels of human experience open to us, and find our own unique path in life The author offers a further 5 steps, which point the way to accessing these deeper levels of experience, which alone result in the joyful life which is our birthright Paradoxically, as this book demonstrates, stepping off the happiness treadmill will ultimately make for a happier and fulfilled life It is time to go beyond happiness.
Beyond Happiness The trap of happiness and how to find deeper meaning and joy As Britain s best known headmaster Sir Anthony famously introduced happiness or well being lessons at his school Wellington College In he co founded Action for Happiness a body to raise awa

  • Title: Beyond Happiness: The trap of happiness and how to find deeper meaning and joy
  • Author: Anthony Seldon
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 129
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “Beyond Happiness: The trap of happiness and how to find deeper meaning and joy”

    1. A book written with sincerity. I read a lot of self helped books and this one particularly contains all the important pieces of advice to help readers live a happy life. A well-researched and highly recommended read if you goal is to live with joy.

    2. It is a self-help book for those who are in need for self-search, letting go and seeking for a purpose (happiness). It is anchored on 12 core propositions and how to go beyond happiness. Knowing the what, why and how of happiness help to understand the essence of happiness and the purpose of joy in life. Simple to read and recommend for those who require step-by-step guide for seeking purpose in life and happiness.

    3. I was honestly expecting a bit more from this book. Throughout it I had the feeling we were just scratching the surface and not getting deep enough. Only at the end I was able to overcome those expectations and realize that this book actually provides a very good path to structure your journey to joy. But you have to fill in the blanks yourself, and that's not trivial work.

    4. I have never read a book before that has made me so angry. I couldn't finish the whole thing because of the arrogance of the author. I certainly didn't get anywhere near even basic happiness never mind trying to attain joy. I'm getting angry again just writing this review.

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