...you may wondered about or already knew, intuitively. The book helped "explain" and thus gain confidence in emerging wisdom from within!
This book is great. It really helps you to view the things in your life that are crucial for your happiness differently and understand what really makes you happy.
I shared many of the ideals of this book already, and it is comforting to continiously hear quotes from holy scriputres or ancient philosophers that backed these ideals up. Even though it quotes the Qur'an. the Holy Bible, the Torah, Buddha, Atheist beliefs and Hindusit texts, etc, it is far from being religious and focusses solely on humanity from the ancient days to modern times.
He adds a voice of wisdom to this essay.
Happiness has to come from within and it is a mental state.
I am a plastic surgeon by profession A father by heart A trader by choice A teacher by passion A child by curiosity
Know thy self know thy self
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The poor little rider on the elefant
I've purchased it for at least six different people. I read this book at the perfect time this year: this book prepared me for so much that came after I finished listening. Haidt's theories seem so well researched, and he has presented them with such care, in such a beautiful order. I love his breakdown of Love and think anyone in any sort of relationship or with aspirations to be in one should read it. And the way he's broken down meditation has given me a reference that has helped me through the much deeper study that I have gone on to after this book. Thank you, Jonathon Haidt.
The elephant and the rider. Brilliant. So true. And the chapter on love. Those stand out most, but I feel like I was bookmarking something in every chapter.
I'm afraid not. I listened to this after listening to the dynamic and humorous Brune' Brown's "The Power of Vulnerability" and this fell flat. I had to speed up the vocals to connect with the material. It was slow, laborious and just plain dull. It may have been the contrast between what I was already listening to and enjoying, but I have at 20 audible books on positive psychology and this one didn't stack up. I'm returning it.
On a more positive note, as far as happiness goes, I highly recommend "The Power of Vulnerability" by Brene'Brown, it's insightful, dynamic and I laughed out loud so many times that it's become a go to feel good audiobook for me. I haven't tired of it after 4-5 listens.
The author has managed to synthesize a large amount of ancient and contemporary wisdom with cutting-edge knowledge in a very elegant and intelligent way.
Inspired life-navigator, self employed twenty-something, a-book-a-week-minimum-listener, loyal sweetie to my family& buddha loving do-gooder
It is not all the time that a non-fiction book gives me that feeling at the end "oh god, no one else around just experienced that. It CAN'T be over!" SAVOR THIS ONE
This author is seasoned, clearly practices his insights and has looked at humankind from an extensive number of angles, from academia to Hindi temples to the insights of the hive mentality of bees to our own feelings of connections to the whole.
I cannot recommend this author and book enough.
I have always loved reading. I have MS now. Reading is not as easy for me. I love audio books. I really love long books with great narrators
Maybe the narrator. Just hard for me to listen to. Boring.
I will more selective from now on with all my credits and purchases.