The Art of the Good Life

The Art of the Good Life is a toolkit designed for practical living.

Author: Rolf Dobelli

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316445088

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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Since antiquity, people have been asking themselves what it means to live a good life. How should I live? What constitutes a good life? What's the role of fate? What's the role of money? Is leading a good life a question of mindset, or is it more about reaching your goals? Is it better to actively seek happiness or to avoid unhappiness? Each generation poses these questions anew, and somehow the answers are always fundamentally disappointing. Why? Because we're constantly searching for a single principle, a single tenet, a single rule. Yet this holy grail--a single, simple path to happiness--doesn't exist. Rolf Dobelli -- successful businessman, founder of the TED-style ideas conference Zurich Minds, bestselling author, and all-around seeker of big ideas--has made finding a shortcut to happiness his life's mission. He's synthesized the leading thinkers and the latest science in happiness to find the best shortcuts to satisfaction in The Art of the Good Life, his follow up to the international bestseller The Art of Thinking Clearly (which has sold more than 2.5 million copies in 40 languages all around the globe). The Art of the Good Life is a toolkit designed for practical living. Here you'll find fifty-two happiness hacks -- from guilt-free shunning of technology to gleefully paying your parking tickets -- that are certain to optimize your happiness. These tips may not guarantee you a good life, but they'll give you a better chance (and that's all any of us can ask for).

The Good Life

Full of everday examples to make sometimes high-blown philosophy entertaining and relevant, this book shows you in just 30 steps how you can crack the secret to living The Good Life.

Author: Mark Vernon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444136402

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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Happiness. We all want it - but how can we get it? Author Mark Vernon has solved the problem by collecting the wisdom of the greatest minds in history and making their thinking on the things that matter most in life accessible and, above all, practical. Full of everday examples to make sometimes high-blown philosophy entertaining and relevant, this book shows you in just 30 steps how you can crack the secret to living The Good Life.

The Good Life

Now, in The Good Life, he addresses the ultimate question: What makes a life worth living? His conclusion is provocative. The good life is not the sum of our security, wealth, status, postcode, career success and levels of happiness.

Author: Hugh Mackay

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.

ISBN: 1743287976

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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"No one can promise you that a life lived for others will bring you a deep sense of satisfaction, but it's certain that nothing else will." Hugh Mackay has spent his entire working life asking Australians about their values, motivations, ambitions, hopes and fears. Now, in The Good Life, he addresses the ultimate question: What makes a life worth living? His conclusion is provocative. The good life is not the sum of our security, wealth, status, postcode, career success and levels of happiness. The good life is one defined by our capacity for selflessness, the quality of our relationships and our willingness to connect with others in a useful way. Mackay examines what is known as the Golden Rule through the prisms of religion, philosophy, politics, business and family life. And he explores the numerous and often painful ways we distract ourselves from this central principle: our pursuit of pleasure, our attempts to perfect ourselves and our children, and our conviction that we can have our lives under control. Argued with all the passion and intelligence we have come to expect from one of Australia's most prolific and insightful authors, The Good Life is a book that will start conversations, ignite arguments and possibly even change the way we live our lives. Shortlisted for Indie Awards' Non-fiction Book of the Year 2014 Shortlisted for ABIA Awards for General Non-fiction Book of the Year 2014

In Search of the Good Life

This book attempts to fill in the large gap in the Levinas literature, mainly through using a Levinasian-inspired, ethically-infused psychoanalytic approach.

Author: Paul Marcus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429914792

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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Emmanuel Levinas (1906-1995), French phenomenological philosopher and Talmudic commentator, is regarded as perhaps the greatest ethical philosopher of our time. While Levinas enjoys prominence in the philosophical and scholarly community, especially in Europe, there are few if any books or articles written that take Levinas's extremely difficult to understand, if not obtuse, philosophy and apply it to the everyday lives of real people struggling to give greater meaning and purpose, especially ethical meaning, to their personal lives. This book attempts to fill in the large gap in the Levinas literature, mainly through using a Levinasian-inspired, ethically-infused psychoanalytic approach.

The Art of Good Living

Readers recapture the glowing health and exuberance of youth with these simple prescriptions for the good life.

Author: Svevo Brooks

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780395521014

Category: Medical

Page: 178

View: 420

Readers recapture the glowing health and exuberance of youth with these simple prescriptions for the good life. Such lessons taught are the forgotten art of relaxation, the joy of playful exercise, and the benefits of clean air and pure water. 20 illustrations.


Mindfulness and the Art of Urban Living

In this book, Adam Ford takes the reader on a mindful journey through the city, absorbing the historical, cultural and philosophical realities of universal urban life, offering his personal experiences and insights alongside meditative ...

Author: Adam Ford

Publisher: Ivy Books

ISBN: 9781908005779

Category: City and town life

Page: 144

View: 347

Over half the worlds population already live in cities, and the proportion is rising all the time. The author takes you on a journey through the city, absorbing the historical, cultural and philosophical realities of universal urban life, offering his experiences and insights alongside meditative practices to change our view of urban living.

A Guide to the Good Life

Irvine looks at various Stoic techniques for attaining tranquility and shows how to put these techniques to work in our own life.

Author: William B. Irvine

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199792627

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

View: 978

One of the great fears many of us face is that despite all our effort and striving, we will discover at the end that we have wasted our life. In A Guide to the Good Life, William B. Irvine plumbs the wisdom of Stoic philosophy, one of the most popular and successful schools of thought in ancient Rome, and shows how its insight and advice are still remarkably applicable to modern lives. In A Guide to the Good Life, Irvine offers a refreshing presentation of Stoicism, showing how this ancient philosophy can still direct us toward a better life. Using the psychological insights and the practical techniques of the Stoics, Irvine offers a roadmap for anyone seeking to avoid the feelings of chronic dissatisfaction that plague so many of us. Irvine looks at various Stoic techniques for attaining tranquility and shows how to put these techniques to work in our own life. As he does so, he describes his own experiences practicing Stoicism and offers valuable first-hand advice for anyone wishing to live better by following in the footsteps of these ancient philosophers. Readers learn how to minimize worry, how to let go of the past and focus our efforts on the things we can control, and how to deal with insults, grief, old age, and the distracting temptations of fame and fortune. We learn from Marcus Aurelius the importance of prizing only things of true value, and from Epictetus we learn how to be more content with what we have. Finally, A Guide to the Good Life shows readers how to become thoughtful observers of their own lives. If we watch ourselves as we go about our daily business and later reflect on what we saw, we can better identify the sources of distress and eventually avoid that pain in our life. By doing this, the Stoics thought, we can hope to attain a truly joyful life.

The Works of Lactantius

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science of living honourably , or the art of passing a good life . We shall not err in
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Stop Reading the News

STOP READING THE NEWS is a vital toolkit for managing the upsetting coronavirus news cycle and finding equilibrium and calm at a time of chaos and uncertainty In 2013 Rolf Dobelli stood in front of a roomful of journalists and proclaimed ...

Author: Rolf Dobelli

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1529342694

Category: Self-Help

Page: 176

View: 526

STOP READING THE NEWS is a vital toolkit for managing the upsetting coronavirus news cycle and finding equilibrium and calm at a time of chaos and uncertainty In 2013 Rolf Dobelli stood in front of a roomful of journalists and proclaimed that he did not read the news. It caused a riot. Now he finally sets down his philosophy in detail. And he practises what he preaches: he hasn't read the news for a decade. Stop Reading the News is Dobelli's manifesto about the dangers of the most toxic form of information - news. He shows the damage it does to our concentration and well-being, and how a misplaced sense of duty can misdirect our behaviour. From the author of the bestselling The Art of Thinking Clearly, Rolf Dobelli's book offers the reader guidance about how to live without news, and the many potential gains to be had: less disruption, more time, less anxiety, more insights. In a world of increasing disruption and division, Stop Reading the News is a welcome voice of calm and wisdom.

The Good Girl s Guide to Being a D ck

You'll learn how to embrace your own needs and desires to live the life you've always wanted. For any woman who has felt that familiar agony of saying "no"--this book is for you.

Author: Alexandra Reinwarth

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1538732378

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

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THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING NO-NONSENSE GUIDE THAT WILL TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE. Stop worrying about being nicer, calmer, or more patient. Be a d*ck. For author Alexandra Reinwarth, it all began when she told off a toxic friend. Realizing this person was making her life miserable, she ditched her. This one small act of rebellion sparked a huge change in the way Alexandra forever dealt with social guilt about everything. Ever struggle with how you are as a person as a friend or a coworker as a partner or a mother as a daughter-in-law? THE GOOD GIRL'S GUIDE TO BEING A D*CK will teach you how to embrace your inner jerk, guiding you through who and what to get rid of from your life, stop worrying about what others think, and how the seemingly small things in life can have a huge impact on the quality of your everyday living. You'll learn how to embrace your own needs and desires to live the life you've always wanted. For any woman who has felt that familiar agony of saying "no"--this book is for you.

The Art of Life

Teaching it proceeds by way of exemplary lives, and learning it consists in coming to appreciate what makes some lives exemplary.... That imitation here is impossible does not mean one cannot learn from examples.

Author: John Kekes

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501721909

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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"That the art of life is creative, imaginative, and individual does not mean... that it cannot be taught and learned or that individuals cannot improve their mastery of it. Teaching it proceeds by way of exemplary lives, and learning it consists in coming to appreciate what makes some lives exemplary.... That imitation here is impossible does not mean one cannot learn from examples. The question is, How can that be done reasonably; how can decisions about how one should live escape being arbitrary, if they are left to individual creativity and imagination and are not governed by rules that apply to everyone living in a particular context?"—from The Art of Life The art of life, according to John Kekes, consists in living a life of personal and moral excellence. This art requires continuous creative effort, drawing on one's character, circumstances, experiences, and ideals. Since these conditions vary with times and places, Kekes says, there can be no single blueprint for the achievement of excellence. We must do it ourselves—but we can learn from those who have lived exemplary lives. Reflecting on lives of integrity and honor, Kekes formulates what we can learn from them and what we can do to adapt the ideals they represent to our personal circumstances. Avoiding both the abstractness that characterizes much moral thought and the relativism that recognizes no rational or moral limits, Kekes shows how serious philosophical thinking can be readable and helpful to those who struggle with the perennial problems of human existence.

Stoicism

If you want to rediscover an old lesson in personal empowerment in a new light, read on and allow yourself to benefit from the potential of this unique virtue," says Brian Sandler, author of STOICISM: THE ART OF HAPPINESS.

Author: Brian Sandler

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781694012289

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Page: 260

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Would you like a tool that can help you: Handle tough times with grace Find deeper meaning in your life Overcome suffering and depression Increase your happiness and gratitude Improve your mental flexibility Let go of ego, jealousy, and greed Gain control and plan your future Be a better leader or business person That tool is the philosophy of stoicism. "If you understand it in depth and know how to practice it, stoicism can be your key to strength and to happiness. Learning how to consciously value stoicism can make you tremendously independent and unshakeable in many situations you encounter in life. If you want to rediscover an old lesson in personal empowerment in a new light, read on and allow yourself to benefit from the potential of this unique virtue," says Brian Sandler, author of STOICISM: THE ART OF HAPPINESS. In a brief, information-packed book, Sandler discusses: The origins of stoicism and its core philosophies The three stoic disciplines and the three fields of stoic philosophy The four virtues and the four passions of stoicism Famous stoic philosophers and their beliefs Apply stoic disciplinesto the modern world Succeed in business, leadership and the military with stoicism Viewmaterial possessions through the lens of stoicism Handle death and grief Live in harmony with your community and your environment You will learn how to: If you are ready to improve your lifewith the ancient philosophical tool of stoicism, it's time to buy STOICISM: THE ART OF HAPPINESS.

The Art of Belonging

Now in The Art of Belonging Mackay shows how strong communities develop our moral sense and build our emotional security.

Author: Hugh Mackay

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.

ISBN: 1743518323

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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The eternal question 'Who am I?' must be weighed against an even deeper question: 'Who are we?' We are writing each other's stories as much as we are writing our own. In his bestselling book, The Good Life, Hugh Mackay argued that kindness and respect for others are the hallmarks of a life well lived. Now in The Art of Belonging Mackay shows how strong communities develop our moral sense and build our emotional security. He says that as 'social creatures' we can only reach our potential when we engage with our communities - in the local neighbourhood, at work and even online. Drawing on his lifelong work as a social researcher, Mackay creates a fictional suburb, Southwood, and populates it with characters who, like most of us, struggle to reconcile their need to belong with their desire to live life on their own terms. Through a series of stories, illuminated by Mackay's social analysis, we witness the conflicts that arise when individuals assert their needs at the expense of others, but we also glimpse the satisfactions that flow from contributing to the common good. Written with wisdom, compassion and wit, The Art of Belonging is for those who yearn for a society that sustains and nurtures the many, not just the fortunate few.

The Good Life

The Good Life is a deeply reasoned but entertaining polemic about how the notion of morality has been co-opted by the political right, as the culture increasingly embraces the shallow charms of celebrity, gives a pass when it comes to ...

Author: Cheryl Mendelson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1608198359

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

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The Good Life is a deeply reasoned but entertaining polemic about how the notion of morality has been co-opted by the political right, as the culture increasingly embraces the shallow charms of celebrity, gives a pass when it comes to failings in the realm of marital fidelity, and lives comfortably with the notion that we are all driven, more or less, by greed and the desire for power over others. Mendelson, who is for gay rights, sexual equality, labor unions, and the strong regulation of business and finance, is decidedly conservative when it comes to personal morality. She believes that while the right manages to effectively portray its opponents as socialist slackers, it claims a moral superiority it doesn't at all exhibit, lacking, as she says, moral compassion, one of the essential moral virtues. Provocative, inspiring, and deeply grounded, The Good Life shows that while the moral life is a hard road, the more of us who recognize that it is out there to be attempted, the better our culture will be.

The Art of Positive Living

This little collection of tips and reflections will show you just how impactful it can be to take a few short moments to look on the bright side, and will ultimately help to boost your mood and improve your overall wellbeing.

Author: Octopus Books

Publisher: Octopus Books

ISBN: 0753734907

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 96

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The road to a balanced and meaningful life is different for each of us, and in such a busy world we can often lose sight of what that truly means. In The Art of Positive Living, you'll discover the benefits of shifting your mindset and looking for the good in everyday situations, even when times are tough. This little collection of tips and reflections will show you just how impactful it can be to take a few short moments to look on the bright side, and will ultimately help to boost your mood and improve your overall wellbeing.

The Art of Gerald Garston

Gerald Garston distills the randomness and multiplicity of our visual world into its essences, ordering them into deceptively simple paintings that look into its essences, ordering them into deceptively simple paintings that look behind to ...

Author: Gerald Garston

Publisher: Pucker Art Publications

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 78

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Shows the distinctiveness of Garston's flat, solid colorful figures - work that is often compared to that of early American folk artists and the pre-Renaissance paintings of Giotto and Duccio. Gerald Garston distills the randomness and multiplicity of our visual world into its essences, ordering them into deceptively simple paintings that look into its essences, ordering them into deceptively simple paintings that look behind to the ideal within, presenting shapes, structures, and colors intensified and purified, in pleasing and rational coexistence. He engages with life fully, in works vibrant with bold contrasts of color, shapes, and patterns in vivid interaction: athletes, wild animals, bright fruits and flowers. Figures and objects pour forth onto the canvas, while brilliant color enlivens the spaces for the viewer to behold and partake. Gerald Garston has had one-man exhibitions throughout the country. His work is included in permanent collections at the Fogg Museum, Los Angeles County Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Rose Museum (Brandeis University), to name a few.

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Shakespeare and the Good Life

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Author: David Lowenthal

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

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Category: Drama

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In separate chapters on The Tempest, King Lear, Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, Macbeth, Measure for Measure, and A Midsummer Night's Dream (many of which have appeared elsewhere in journals or essay collections), the author explores Shakespeare's philosophy and examines its treatment by other critics, from Ben Jonson to A.C. Bradley. He contends that Shakespeare was an independently thinking follower of the classical philosophers Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, and explores such themes as the playwright's treatment of the philosopher king, natural versus conventional justice, contending views of the best regime and the best life, the moral character of the universe, the Biblical alternative to classical philosophy, and the Christian view of temperance. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR