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The myths of happiness : what should make you happy but doesn't, what shouldn't make you happy but does

Author: Sonja Lyubomirsky
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2013.
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Lyubomirsky isolates the major turning points of adult life, looking to both achievements and failures to reveal that our misconceptions about the impact of such events is perhaps the greatest threat to our long-term well-being.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sonja Lyubomirsky
ISBN: 9781594204371 1594204373
OCLC Number: 796756303
Description: 298 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. The myths of happiness --
pt. 1. Connections. I'll be happy when ... I'm married to the right person ; I can't be happy when ... my relationship has fallen apart ; I'll be happy when ... I have kids ; I can't be happy when ... I don't have a partner --
pt. 2. Work and money. I'll be happy when ... I find the right job ; I can't be happy when ... I'm broke ; I'll be happy when ... I'm rich --
pt. 3. Looking back. I can't be happy when ... the test results were positive ; I can't be happy when ... I know I'll never play shortstop for the Yankees ; I can't be happy when ... the best years of my life are over --
Conclusion. Where happiness is really found.
Responsibility: Sonja Lyubomirsky.

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Lyubomirsky isolates the major turning points of adult life, looking to both achievements and failures to reveal that our misconceptions about the impact of such events is perhaps the greatest threat to our long-term well-being.

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