In Search of Happiness

In Search of Happiness : Understanding an Endangered State of Mind

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This is a book about the thing that everybody wants. Tracing the history of happiness from its prehistoric origins to its current super-commercialised form in an age of mass consumerism and epidemic depression, In Search of Happiness aims to answer the question: What is happiness? Drawing from the sciences and the arts, John F. Schumaker constructs a new definition of a much-used but poorly understood term. The result is startling and ultimately inspiring - a highly readable blueprint for seeking and finding genuine happiness, both as individuals and as a society.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 287 pages
  • 130 x 197mm | 454g
  • Penguin Group (NZ)
  • Penguin Books (NZ)
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • English
  • 0143020161
  • 9780143020165

Table of contents

Acknowledgements; Preface; Dying to be happy; What is it?; Happiness by design; Prehistoric Happiness; The Fall; The Golden Cage; The New Trinity; Happiness for Dummies; The Happiness Conspiracy; In Greed we Trust; The Paradox of Narcissism; Lost in the Mirror; The Failure of Success; Killing the Things we love; Happy Societies; Mountains of Happiness; Oceans of Happiness; The Future of Happiness
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