Happy

Happy

Simple Steps to Get the Most Out of Life

Book - 2010
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In "Happy", Ian Smith presents a program that motivates readers to understand the behaviors and mind-sets that work and last, including: how to be optimistic; why optimism and realism are not opposites; how to get outside yourself; the importance of family and community; why involvement leads to contentment; shedding the treadmill mentality of getting and spending; tapping the power of simple pleasures; how to be, not just to do; and, why changing a scowl to a smile can have a deep impact.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312606350
0312606354
Characteristics: 232 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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arlcool2002
May 01, 2017

It was just ok... all information that is pretty common now in days. Lots of anecdotes, not a lot of evidence based info.

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blueskies100
Oct 22, 2012

Here is another rich guy who is happy. He did have some good ideas but it is like those books where rich people have travelled the world and found themselves. This tainted my perception of the book as I could not relate to it. Just once I would like to read a book about a regular person who found happiness and contentment in their own back yard without a trip to India or Tibet and without a Mercedes in the driveway.

dawnwins Mar 03, 2012

very insightful and intuitive

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josephnumber727
Mar 17, 2010

sucks

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