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The happiness paradox

Author: Ziyad Marar
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2003.
Series: Focus on contemporary issues.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ziyad Marar shows how the happiness we seek remains highly elusive, and that much of the energy devoted to searching for it is wasted, even self-defeating. He argues that happiness is a deceptively simple idea that will always be elusive because it is based on a paradox: caught between the need for adventure or self-expression on the one hand and the hope of appreciation or belonging on the other we suffer  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ziyad Marar
ISBN: 1861891822 9781861891822
OCLC Number: 59352900
Description: 207 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Happiness: a brief history --
Feeling free --
Feeling justifed [sic] --
Love --
Work --
Living with paradox.
Series Title: Focus on contemporary issues.
Responsibility: Ziyad Marar.
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The dream of a happy life has preoccupied thinkers since Plato, and in modern times it has become one of the signature tunes of our age - the rise of therapists, gurus, and the use of Prozac are  Read more...

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'Thoughtful, and at times unsettling, observations on love and work ... Ziyad Marar's book contains a great deal to enlighten and engage anyone interest in happiness, and that probably includes most Read more...

 
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