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The pursuit of perfect : how to stop chasing perfection and start living a richer, happier life

Author: Tal Ben-Shahar
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Harvard professor argues that people are unhappy because they're caught in the Myth of Perfection--a dangerous trend fueling society's obsession with having it all. Ben-Shahar believes people need to be more realistic in their goals, and "The Pursuit of Perfect" shows them how.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tal Ben-Shahar
ISBN: 9780071608824 0071608826 9780071629034 0071629033
OCLC Number: 244060607
Awards: Commended for Books for a Better Life (Psychology) 2009
Description: xxv, 246 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The theory --
Accepting failure --
Accepting emotions --
Accepting success --
Accepting reality --
Applications --
Optimal education --
Optimal work --
Optimal love --
Meditations --
First meditation : real change --
Second meditation : cognitive therapy --
Third meditation : imperfect advice --
Fourth meditation : a perfect new world --
Fifth meditation : the role of suffering --
Sixth meditation : the platinum rule --
Seventh meditation : yes, but ... --
Eighth meditation : the pro-aging industry --
Ninth meditation : the great deception --
Tenth meditation : knowing and not knowing.
Responsibility: Tal Ben-Shahar.

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