7 cǎrţi de citit despre arta de a fi fericit

Eşti şi tu ca mine? Intri în librǎrii ca sǎ rǎsfoieşti ultimele cǎrţi din domeniul vast al fericirii? Te intereseazǎ ce spune ştiinţa şi filozofia despre acest subiect? Crezi uneori cǎ eşti prea ocupat ca sǎ fii fericit, dar simţi cǎ fericirea este scopul suprem al vieţii tale? Citeşte! Mai jos sunt câteva cǎrţi din psihologie, neuroştiinţǎ, antropologie culturalǎ sau sociologie, toate având menirea precisǎ de a te face sǎ te asculţi mai bine, sǎ te înţelegi, sǎ te accepţi. Teoriile fericirii sunt multe. Studiazǎ, alege ce ţi se potriveşte, exerseazǎ, respirǎ. Şi ia-o de la capǎt.

1. The Happiness HypothesisJonathan Haidt

We got more pleasure from making progress toward our goals than we do from achieving them because, as Shakespeare said, “Joy’s soul lies in the doing.”

„Happiness is not something that you can find, acquire, or achieve directly. You have to get the conditions right and then wait. Some of those conditions are within you, such as coherence among the parts and levels of your personality. Other conditions require relationships to things beyond you: just as plants need sun, water, and good soil to thrive, people need love, work, and a connection to something larger. It is worth striving to get the right relationships between yourself and others, between yourself and your work, and between yourself and something larger thank yourself. If you get these relationships right, a sense of purpose and meaning will emerge.

 

2. Stumbling on HappinessDaniel Gilbert

People want to be happy, and all the other things they want are typically meant to be a means to that end.”

3. The Art of HappinessDalai Lama

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

4. HappinessMatthieu Ricard

„Happiness is a skill and it requires time and effort.”

5. The Happiness ProjectGretchen Rubin

“The First Splendid Truth: To be happy, I need to think about feeling good, feeling bad, and feeling right, in an atmosphere of growth.”

„It’s about living in the moment and appreciating the smallest things. Surrounding yourself with the things that inspire you and letting go of the obsessions that want to take over your mind. It is a daily struggle sometimes and hard work but happiness begins with your own attitude and how you look at the world.”

6. Authentic HappinessMartin Seligman

„Relieving the states that make life miserable… has made building the states that make life worth living less of a priority. The time has finally arrived for a science that seeks to understand positive emotion, build strength and virtue, and provide guideposts for finding what Aristotle called the ‘good life.”

7. The Gifts of ImperfectionBrené Brown

“Staying vulnerable is a risk we have to take if we want to experience connection.”

“The dark does not destroy the light; it defines it. It’s our fear of the dark that casts our joy into the shadows.”

 

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Author: Ioana Ristea

Sunt curioasǎ şi-mi place sǎ învǎţ, îmi sunt dragi oamenii şi imperfecţiunile lor, cred în armonie interioarǎ şi încerc sǎ mǎ joc cât mai mult.

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