The Happiness Hypothesis [Audiobook]

The Happiness Hypothesis [Audiobook]
The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom [Audiobook] by Jonathan Haidt, read by George K Wilson
2007 | MP3@96 kbps + EPUB | 11 hrs 47 mins | 485.55MB

This is a book about ten great ideas. Each chapter is an attempt to savor one idea that has been discovered by several of the world's civilizations - to question it scientifically, and to extract from it the lessons that apply to our modern lives.

Jonathan Haidt skillfully combines two genres: philosophical wisdom and scientific research; delighting the reader with surprising insights. He explains, for example, why we have such difficulty controlling ourselves and sticking to our plans; why no achievement brings lasting happiness, yet a few changes in your life can have profound effects, and why even confirmed atheists experience spiritual elevation. In a stunning final chapter, Haidt addresses the grand question "How can I live a meaningful life?," offering an original answer that draws on the rich inspiration of both philosophy and science.