Well worth reading,
This review is from: The Rough Guide to Happiness (Rough Guide Reference) (Paperback)
- I like the fact that he is critical of "received wisdom" and warns us against the "experts".
- I like what he says about the corrosive effect of some technologies on our lives. (Turn off the TV and get off the Internet - instead meet people face to face).
- I like the way he states from the outset that chasing after 100% happiness is pointless and that it's occasional pain that gives our lives meaning and contrast.
- I like the way that he criticises other methods of achieving happiness because they don't include an appreciation of the physical body, exercise and the environment.
He suggests that "well-being" should be taught in schools (and indeed he gives an example of a school which does precisely that).
If this subject is taught in schools then this book would provide a good starting point for the lessons.