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HappinessBy Richard Layard

In a Nutshell

Happiness will teach you how our desire for it developed, what its benefits are, where it really comes from, and how Western countries could easily increase their happiness with a few changes.

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Competition for status is a zero-sum game.

Richard Layard

Introduction

British labor economist and Member of House of Lords Richard Layard has been researching happiness since the 1970s.

His book Happiness: Lessons From A New Science came out in 2005. It is a holistic approach to happiness and doesn't just focus on where to find it.

Here are the 3 key insights from this Hack

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