In the genre of self-help it's easy to stay with tried and trusted principles that get measurable results. Principles that shed pounds or inches, ideas that grow bank accounts and salaries and which clear our minds or our living spaces.
When you take on a subject like Happiness however there's a risk that just laying out the principles of a good life won't cut it. Indeed with an emotion like happiness it can feel elusive, almost as if we look at it straight on it will disappear.
That's what make this book so refreshing. It takes a sidelong view of the subject asking first why our assumptions regarding what makes us happy may be worth re-evaluating. Only once we understand at a deeper level the way we think about happiness and our means to that end, does the book then flip to the journey of paradigms that can and do work.
All this is deftly done with a literary artist's touch. (There are only so many books that can build a life's framework around seven letter s-words.) Eyre's experiences in both the power centers of the world and the quiet of his own soul are brought to bear in language that weaves back and forth between boardroom and ballad and helps us find our own balance and perspectives that lead to real happiness in life.
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January 13, 2019
Format: Kindle Edition
The author bases This book on the theory/premisse that we understand happinness as being rich, being more than others we envy or compete with and being independent from others, without needing others. I wonder WHO THE HECK told and teached to the author that most people understand and think that is happiness??!! Don’t even try to read it, a waste of time. Old school people/author.
January 2, 2019
Richard Rohr writes about the two halves of life, the first builds the vehicle, and the second drives it. Eyre's book does the same thing in a different way. The first, necessary half is made up of Control Ownership, and Independence; The second, joyful half is made up of the Three Alternatives. I Highly recommend!