2 edition of Happiness and Other Small Things of Absolute Importance found in the catalog.
|LC Classifications||Aug 16, 2016|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 118 p. :|
|Number of Pages||56|
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What is your happiest moment? apologies to any philosophers reading this review. Drawing on literary and philosophical sources ranging from Alice in Wonderland and The Little Prince to Leo Tolstoy, King Solomon, and Friedrich Nietzsche, Haim Shapira invites us to challenge our perspectives on happiness and provides us with alternative ways to appreciate what is important. Before I stumbled upon this wonderful idea, I used to think that I should rise every morning with a sharp pain in my left kidney, feeling deeply depressed.
That is a mission worthy of the wise. This is a read that revisits childhood favourites and more, only to bring you a mischievous and serious retrospect of how our understanding of happiness has been entirely moulded by society. Greedy and enthusiastic about the perspective of grabbing so much land, the noble takes in his stride a long distance, only to find that sun set is fast approaching, therefore he has to quicken his pace, then he needs to run and reaches the point of departure… Only he drops dead!
A joke with three rabbis, two older and one less experienced is a lesson on real humility, for the first two are upset when the third follows their model and talks about his insignificance- who are you to say you are nothing??! Offering fresh interpretations on important subjects, old and new, Watkins is dedicated to inspiring and entertaining our readers and making a positive difference in the world.
I have always been the person with the goal, the plan to get there an the tools to reach it, but lately this is not the case. ' How lucky I was that the authors chose to share their insight with me. In the corner of the page with various entries, the name of the author is listed as Chaim Elazar Spira and if Chaim is a version of Haim, what about Spira?
But then the subject of happiness is a challenging one and different people have a different perspective on what makes us happy and if you read the magnificent Stumbling Upon Happiness by Daniel Gilbert, you see that we are most often wrong on what we think will make us extraordinarily happy.
" You will not find here instructions how to solve life problems, but this book will "delight as well as enlighten you". A friendly reminder that life is beautiful with references to poets,film directors,writers,philosophers and artists in general. He has this little sarcastic attitude towards life that I appreciate so much. Every page surprises you with the comprehensive review of the subject presented in a conversational and down to earth manner.
Drawing from literature and poetry, from Biblical quotes and pop culture, he offers a meditation on happiness. Hair Shapira is writing about our emotions,desires,love,imagination,wisdom and meaning in our lives.
Some statements may feel like jokes, but they may be absolute truths, like what will the average Joe choose if given the choice between sleeping with a few of the most desired women, singers, actresses in the world and having no means to prove that and staying at home alone, but given a notary authenticated document, received from the super women and proving they had spent a glorious night together.
for more on this book check out the review on my blog at Per giveaway guidelines I'm disclosing that I won this book It's not a book of "how to achieve happiness". Wisdom can be salt for our water.