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Happiness is a serious problem : a human nature repair manual

Author: Dennis Prager
Publisher: New York : ReganBooks, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents insights and techniques to help readers understand, attain, and maintain happiness despite human nature's tendency to be insatiable.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis Prager
ISBN: 0060392193 9780060392192
OCLC Number: 37725492
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 179 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Premises. Happiness is a moral obligation --
Unhappiness is easy-happiness takes work --
The mind plays the central role --
There is no good definition of happiness --
Life is tragic --
Major obstacles to happiness and how to deal with them. Human nature --
Comparing ourselves with others --
Images --
The missing tile syndrome --
Equating happiness with success --
Equating happiness with fun --
Fear and avoidance of pain --
Expectations --
Family --
The world has too much pain --
Seeking unconditional love --
Seeing yourself as a victim --
The opposite sex --
Genes or biochemistry --
Attitudes and behaviors that are essential to happiness. Meaning and purpose --
Happiness is a by-product --
Develop perspective: cultivate a philosophy of life --
Find the positive --
Accept tension --
Everything has a price-know what it is --
Accept the lower parts of your nature --
Allow innocuous expression of your lower parts --
Seek to do good --
Develop self-control --
Find and make friends --
Psychotherapy and religion.
Responsibility: Dennis Prager.

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Presents insights and techniques to help readers understand, attain, and maintain happiness despite human nature's tendency to be insatiable.

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