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Happier

Tal Ben-Shahar

5 mins

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Improve both your mental state and success levels by learning more about joy, how to discover what's most important to you, and how to make happiness a more significant part of your life.

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Happier

Happier

by Tal Ben-Shahar

Overview

On the surface, most of us seem to have it all. Today, more people than ever before have access to food, mobile phones, and life-prolonging technological advancements. And yet, a large portion of the world is lacking one vital aspect: happiness.

When we take a closer look at how we've grown up, however, this makes a little more sense. We always had to accomplish the next big achievement: to be happy. Whether it was a good grade, degree, new job, or promotion, none of these objectives actually made us happier. And it only gets worse when we consider the plague of consumerism.

If you feel like you're floundering when it comes to finding meaning in life, look no further than Tal Ben-Shahar's 2007 book Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment. This handy book is full of some specific and actionable tips to increase your joy today.

Favorite quote

The best moments usually occur when a person's body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile.

- Tal Ben-Shahar

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