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Happiness

Chittister, Joan (Book - 2011 )
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Happiness


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Everyone wants to be happy, yet many wrongly believe that happiness comes from having enough money, fame, personal comfort, worldly success, or even dumb luck. Happiness seems to be an elusive, arbitrary thing something, all too often, just out of reach. Joan Chittister sees happiness differently as a personal quality to be learned, mastered, and fearlessly wielded. In Happiness she embarks on a great happiness dig through sociology, biology, neurology, psychology, philosophy, history, and world religions to develop an archaeology of happiness. Sifting through the wisdom of the ages, Chittister offers inspiring insights that will help seekers everywhere cultivate true and lasting happiness within themselves.
Authors: Chittister, Joan
Title: Happiness
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. :, W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co.,, 2011
Characteristics: xviii, 225 p. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Joan Chittister
Contents: Happiness is a process
The meaning of happiness in a global age
What social data tells us and what it does not
What makes people around the globe happy
Group, self, or something else
What makes a person happy
Personal health and happiness
Happiness is a cultural expectation
Happiness and the brain
Hardwired for happiness
Happiness is a goal
Happiness is a value
Psychology and happiness
The foundations of happiness
The essence of happiness : what it is not
Happiness : the way to more of it
The qualities of happiness
Positivity
Extroversion
Relatedness
Competence
Autonomy
Meaning
When unhappiness washes over us, what then?
Philosophy : the search for meaning
Happiness form there to here
Happiness and pleasure
Happiness is pursued, not achieved
Happiness is possible but not guaranteed
Happiness and choice
Happiness and human rights
Pleasure and happiness : the difference between them
The good life : the happiness that lasts
Religion : a finger pointing at the moon
Hinduism : the one thing necessary
Hinduism : the measure of the happy life
Buddhism : the call to end suffering
Buddhism : the path to freedom
Judaism : chosen to be happy
Judaism : the people of the law
Christianity : the happy life is elsewhere
Christianity: happy are they who ...
Islam : submission and community
Islam : living the good life
Religion and the paths to happiness
ISBN: 9780802864819
0802864813
Branch Call Number: 152.42 C5433h 2011
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