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Happiness by Design: Finding Pleasure and Purpose &hellip by Paul Dolan
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This book has some interesting insights into the notion of happiness and one can see that the author spend quite a bit of time and research. This is however also his downfall as he argues that the object of his research is the main thing in people's lives. This proposition doesn't stand to scrutiny. If purpose of people's lives would be to increase/achieve happiness, then there would not exist people who sacrifice their lives for the others (mothers dying for their children for example). Sometimes we're just a part of something bigger than us, and this trumps personal happiness. This also explains desire to achieve which the author counts as an error (you actually should be striving to… Read more

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