Newly available in paperback, this book explores the qualities that make us human and have helped to make Gopi successful and happy in both his personal life and his professional career.
Author: Gopi Kallayil
Publisher: Hay House
Category: Conduct of life
New in paperback: One of Google's best and brightest uses stories from his high-tech work life and his personal life to explore what it means to be truly happy--and what makes us truly human. "The Happy Human is a fun, interesting, and happy way to learn Gopi's insights and experience his ups and downs. A thoroughly good read." -- Alan Eagle, Director of Executive Summits, Google; co-author of the New York Times bestseller How Google Works Happiness is a multimillion-dollar industry, catering to our deep desire to live a joyful life and to a belief that, as human beings, we deserve to be happy. Gopi Kallayil believes in reversing that equation. He holds that what we truly deserve is to be human, and that the key to happiness lies in being 100 percent who we are, reveling in our authentic selves, even if that means falling on our faces. Newly available in paperback, this book explores the qualities that make us human and have helped to make Gopi successful and happy in both his personal life and his professional career. Told with Gopi's candor and humor, his deep compassion and love of the absurd, The Happy Human takes us from his first job as a software programmer in South China to his current position as an executive at Google in Silicon Valley. Each chapter captures an event in Gopi's life where he dug deep and found the means to express himself from a place of radical confidence: Singing live at Burning Man, even though he sings off-key and was terrified. Participating in a triathlon with an open-water swim, when he had only swum in a pool. (Lifeguards rescued him.) Speaking at Toastmasters International--and being willing to be awful--before becoming one of their top speakers years later. Gopi's stories and practices help us find happiness by embracing not only our own selves but the entire human experience, inspiring us to expect miracles daily, to use every fall as a chance to bounce, to go for what we want on every front, to live our lives full-out.
Daniel C. Russell presents a new account of happiness and how to live a good life.
Author: Daniel C. Russell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Daniel C. Russell presents a new account of happiness and how to live a good life. He returns to the ancient tradition of eudaimonism to argue that happiness is a life of activity that involves acting for the sake of ends we can live for. It is not only fulfilling for us as humans and individuals, but inseparable from what makes us who we are.
Routledge is now re-issuing this prestigious series of 204 volumes originally published between 1910 and 1965.
Author: Walter Béran Wolfe
Publisher: Psychology Press
Routledge is now re-issuing this prestigious series of 204 volumes originally published between 1910 and 1965. The titles include works by key figures such asC.G. Jung, Sigmund Freud, Jean Piaget, Otto Rank, James Hillman, Erich Fromm, Karen Horney and Susan Isaacs. Each volume is available on its own, as part of a themed mini-set, or as part of a specially-priced 204-volume set. A brochure listing each title in the International Library of Psychology series is available upon request.
Have I always beenhappy since that point? No,of course not,andas I hope you'll
soon see,it wouldn't be human to always be happy. Ido, though, treasure the happiness that comes my way or that Icreate inmy life. Nomatter whatthehurdle is
Author: Pam Spurr
Publisher: JR Books Limited
Category: Health & Fitness
DIV There is always more room for happiness - whether you're already content with your life, or if you feel like there's something missing - even if you simply think 'there must be more to life than this'. And in these stressful and sometimes gloomy times in which we live it's sometimes hard to see the good things in life. Using 10 unique Happiness Principles, bestselling author, Dr Pam will take you on a must-read journey to discover how to increase your sense of well-being and contentment and build more joy into your life today. Written in a matter-of-fact way and packed with dozens of easy-to-use strategies and solutions, Solutions Coach and behaviour expert Dr Pam will help you to increase confidence and self esteem, learn to look at stress in a different way, and much more, in 10 unique chapters. As well as providing thoughtful insights she will teach you how to create Happy Habits and use her Happiness Principles - ways of living and looking at life that will make you happier in everything you do. Whether you think you're happy and looking for more in life, or you find that life is hard work and you're seeking some inspiration towards making your life happier, this book is packed full of sound advice, real-life case studies and practical exercises, all set out within 10 easy-to-follow Principles. Dr Pam Spurr is an award-winning radio presenter, Solutions Coach, agony aunt, and relationships and behaviour expert. Dr Pam's written more than 10 self-help books and appears regularly on television contributing to programmes like Big Brother's Little Brother, BBC Breakfast, Loose Women, and GMTV. She's advised millions of people through radio, TV, magazines, websites and newspapers including The Sun, The Express, The Times and The Mail. She's written four best sellers including Sensational Sex. /div
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This is the repair manual we should have been handed at birth When you ask people abouttheir most cherished values in life, "happiness" is always at the top of the list.
Author: Dennis Prager
Publisher: Harper Collins
In this unique blend of self-help and moral philosophy, perfect for fans of Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project or Dan Harris’ 10% Happier, talk-radio host Dennis Prager shows us that happiness isn’t just a value—it’s a moral obligation. When you ask people about their most cherished values, “happiness” is always at the top of the list. In this enduring happiness manifesto, Prager examines how happiness not only makes us better people, but has an effect on the lives of everyone around us—providing them with a positive environment in which to thrive and be happy themselves. Achieving that happiness won't be easy, though: to Prager, it requires a continuing process of counting your blessings and giving up any expectations that life is supposed to be wonderful. "Can we decide to be satisfied with what we have?" he asks. "A poor man who can make himself satisfied with his portion will be happier than a wealthy man who does not allow himself to be satisfied." Prager echoes other political commentators in complaining that too many people today see themselves as victims; he submits that the only way to achieve your desires is to take responsibility for your life rather than blaming others. If you're willing to put some thought into achieving a happier outlook, you will find plenty to mull over in Happiness Is a Serious Problem.
This book examines core concerns of human life. What is the relationship between a meaningful life and theism? Why are some human beings radically adrift, without radical foundations, and struggling with hopelessness? Is the cosmos meaningless? Is human life akin to the ancient Myth of Sisyphus? What is the role of struggle and suffering in creating meaning? How do we discover or create value? Is happiness overrated as a goal of life? How, if at all, can we learn to die meaningfully?
This inspiring guide shows you that it doesn?t have to be.Using simple, accessible language and clear examples, this wellspring of wisdom illustrates that true happiness is attainable when we stop looking outside ourselves for the source.
Author: Abraham J. Twerski
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Since time immemorial, human beings have been engaged in the pursuit of happiness. In the Declaration of Independence, our Founding Fathers even declared it to be one of our inalienable rights. Yet for many of us, the actual achievement of happiness has proven elusive. This inspiring guide shows you that it doesn?t have to be.Using simple, accessible language and clear examples, this wellspring of wisdom illustrates that true happiness is attainable when we stop looking outside ourselves for the source. Instead, happiness can be found within us, when we exercise our unique human abilities such as gratitude, humility, compassion, and generosity that are the components of the human spirit. Combining ancient wisdom and modern psychology, it shows us that when we reconnect with our spiritual selves, we correct the deficiency of spirituality that many of us experience on a daily basis. And without a fully realized spiritual life, we cannot be whole.More than a handbook for living a happier life, this is a treasure map that leads you beyond self-centered contentment to actualizing your full potential as a human being. It teaches you that true happiness is not just being free from misery and enjoying the pleasures of life. True happiness comes when you choose?again and again?to be the best person you can be.
In this thought-provoking book, best-selling author Steven Harrison ventures far outside the box of traditional thinking about education.
Author: Steven Harrison
Publisher: Sentient Publications
In his thought-provoking new book, the author ventures far outside the box of traditional thinking about education. His radical proposal? Children naturally want to learn, so let them direct their own education in democratic learning communities where they can interact seamlessly with their neighbourhoods, their towns, and the world at large. Most learning systems apply external motivation through grades, rankings, teacher direction, and approval. 'The Happy Child' suggests that a self-motivated child who is interdependent within a community can develop the full human potential to live a creative and fulfilling life. Harrison focuses on the integration of the whole child, the learning environment, and the non-coercive spirit of curiosity-driven education. With practical suggestions, Harrison details how to provide a living and responsive environment that can meet the expanding mind of a child--an environment that is non-coercive, democratic, and relationship-based. A child can thrive in a model where all participants view the child as an interdependent individual in the community--an individual who is both expressive and fully responsible. A happy child will flourish with an education that recognises that the child is already fully expressive and relating to life. And a happy child, the author, asserts, is at the core of a truly functional and creative society.
I . INTRODUCTION Ancient moral philosophers , especially Aristotle and his
followers , typically shared the assumption that ethics is primarily concerned with
how to achieve the final end for human beings , a life of “ happiness ” or “ human
Author: Ellen Frankel Paul
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This volume examines human flourishing and its relationship to other key concepts in moral theory. Some essays question whether a theory of human nature can allow us to develop an objective list of goods valuable to all agents. Some look at the role of relationships in a good life, or ask whether an ethical theory based on human flourishing can accommodate concern for others. Other essays analyze the function of social-political institutions in promoting the flourishing of individuals. Still others explore the implications of flourishing for political theory and principles of social justice.
In this bold blueprint, CEO Jason Stockwood – named by the Sunday Times as the UK’s best leader – shows how any organisation can think freshly and benefit from technology by putting its people first.
Author: Jason Stockwood
Publisher: Random House
Category: Business & Economics
The tech revolution will hit us all soon. How can any organisation survive and thrive? Headlines predict that whole industries will be decimated by Artificial Intelligence and automation. Some bosses and bankers are rubbing their hands at the prospect of cost savings and staff cuts. But there is another way. New technology can also empower teams, fuel creativity and make people happier. At Simply Business, twice voted the UK’s best company to work for, big data and automated systems are being harnessed to generate positive growth, staff are currently trialling a four-day week in their Northampton office. In this bold blueprint, CEO Jason Stockwood – named by the Sunday Times as the UK’s best leader – shows how any organisation can think freshly and benefit from technology by putting its people first.
International podcast host and Life Coach, Glenn Ambrose combines years of insights and teaching for the creation of this book and offers you the information most sought after by clients, readers, and listeners alike.
Author: Glenn Ambrose
Publisher: Sacred Life Publishers
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Do you feel like you're living life but missing the information necessary for true happiness and fulfillment? Do you feel like someone threw you into life without the user's manual? It's hard to play a game when you don't know the rules--especially when it's the game of life! I'm happy to say: here's your guide. This book provides you with these indispensable gifts: Clarity on spiritual law, how it governs the Universe and our individual lives Deep understanding of the ever-changing reality we live in Practical techniques for implementing spirituality in our human live It's like getting the Cliffs Notes for life! True happiness and fulfillment depend on successfully integrating our spiritual nature with our human existence which means we need a clear understanding of both aspects. The intention of this book is to explain spiritual and human nature in a down to earth, relatable way and give you the information necessary to get in the game of life and enjoy it! This information can radically shift the perspectives that determine your reality, allowing you to engage in a fulfilling and joyful experience--here and now. International podcast host and Life Coach, Glenn Ambrose combines years of insights and teaching for the creation of this book and offers you the information most sought after by clients, readers, and listeners alike. Spirituality and human nature can be complex and confusing, so this guide is given to you in a clear, pragmatic way to ensure easy comprehension and practical use. It offers you the chance to truly grasp the joy, peace, and fulfillment we all seek and innately know is out there.
Accordingly, the happiness human beings seek as their ultimate end falls under
the genus of activity essentially rational. To be even more precise, Aquinas adds
the thought that human happiness is found in contemplative activity rather than in
Author: J.C. Doig
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Is Aquinas's Sententia libri Ethicorum an interpretation of Aristotle based on `principles of Christian ethics'? Or do we have in that work a presentation of the foundation of Aquinas's moral philosophy? Professor Doig answers these questions through an examination of the historical context within which the Sententia was composed. In Chapters 1-2, the work's role as a corrective of earlier commentaries is established. Chapter 3, by examining philosophy at Paris between 1215 and 1283, reveals that the proposal by Aquinas of a moral philosophy would have been unexceptional. Chapter 4's investigation of the principles underlying the moral theory of the Sententia makes apparent that they were regarded by Aquinas as both philosophical and Aristotelian. The date to be assigned the composition of the Sententia is studied in Chapter 5, and the conclusion is drawn, that with some probability, the Sententia is its author's final proposal of moral doctrines. The closing Chapter offers a summary of that moral philosophy against the historical background brought out earlier.
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Author: S.K. Newstead
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute, Athens, Greece, December 10-20, 1984
6 Happiness and Human Flourishing I. INTRODUCTION Ancient moral
philosophers, especially Aristotle and his followers, typically shared the
assumption that ethics is primarily concerned with how to achieve the final end
for human beings, ...
Author: Hill Jr.
Publisher: Clarendon Press
Thomas Hill, a leading figure in the recent development of Kantian moral philosophy, presents a series of essays that interpret and develop Kant's ideas on ethics. The first part of the book focuses on basic concepts: a priori method, a good will, categorical imperatives, autonomy, and constructivist strategies of argument. Hill goes on to consider aspects of human welfare, and then moral worth—the nature and grounds of moral assessment of persons as deserving esteem or blame. He offers illuminating discussions of happiness, beneficence, personal values, conscience, moral desert, moral dilemmas, and feelings of regret. He is critical of Kant at many points, but he shows how many familiar objections miss the mark. Two previously unpublished essays challenge the views of other influential Kant scholars and defend alternative interpretations of Kant on beneficence, supererogation, and what it means to 'set oneself an end'. These clear and careful writings show moral, poltical, and social philosophers just how valuable Kantian ethical theory can be in addressing practical matters.
Author: Harvard Business ReviewPublish On: 2017-04-18
Uplifting and practical, these books describe the social skills that are critical for ambitious professionals to master.
Author: Harvard Business Review
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
What is the nature of human happiness, and how do we achieve it in the course of our professional lives? And is it even worth pursuing? This book explores answers to these questions with research into how happiness is measured, frameworks for personal behaviors, management techniques that build happiness in the workplace—and warnings that highlight where the happiness hype has been overblown. This volume includes the work of: Daniel Gilbert Annie McKee Gretchen Spreitzer Teresa M. Amabile This collection of articles includes “Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings” by Jennifer Moss; “Being Happy at Work Matters” by Annie McKee; “The Science Behind the Smile” an interview with Daniel Gilbert by Gardiner Morse; “The Power of Small Wins” by Teresa M. Amabile and Steven J. Kramer; “Creating Sustainable Performance” by Gretchen Spreitzer and Christine Porath; “The Research We’ve Ignored About Happiness at Work” by André Spice and Carl Cedarström; and “The Happiness Backlash” by Alison Beard. How to be human at work. The HBR Emotional Intelligence Series features smart, essential reading on the human side of professional life from the pages of Harvard Business Review. Each book in the series offers proven research showing how our emotions impact our work lives, practical advice for managing difficult people and situations, and inspiring essays on what it means to tend to our emotional well-being at work. Uplifting and practical, these books describe the social skills that are critical for ambitious professionals to master.
The Happy Planet Index: An Index of Human Weil-Being and Environmental
Impact, London: New Economics ... but what is striking about Bhutan is that it
ranks number 13 out of 178 countries on the Happy Planet Index38 due to its
high life ...
Author: John H. Bodley
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
Category: Social Science
Using the cross-cultural, evolutionary, and multi-disciplinary perspectives that are unique to anthropology, this text examines contemporary civilization's most pressing problems and generates ideas for solutions and hope for the future.