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A Joosr Guide to... The Antidote by Oliver Burkeman: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking

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A Joosr Guide to... The Antidote by Oliver Burkeman: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking

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Aug 26, 2016
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9781785674242
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Unfortunately, it's quite unlikely that you're going to find happiness in the pages of a self-help book. Besides, it would appear that finding "happiness" really isn't as valid a goal as we have been led to believe. What if there is another way to experience life, one that is ultimately more fulfilling and more profound?

The Antidote explores an alternative angle, one where we allow ourselves to experience more negativity in our lives in surprising and satisfyingly challenging ways. Learning from those who have committed their lives to Buddhism and Stoicism, to celebrating failure and making friends with death, we too can gain the advantages of choosing the "Negative Path."

You will learn:

· Why self-help books aren't actually making us any happier

· How to conquer our fear of death

· How embracing negativity and worst-case scenarios can help us live a richer, more fulfilling life.

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Aug 26, 2016
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  • To begin to truly enjoy life and experience it to the full, we need to stop being so fixated on the idea of happiness. Self-help books are not the answer: perhaps it’s time to look at taking the “negative path” instead.

  • We will die and will go through the process of dying, but we will never experience being dead.

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The last three decades have seen the rise of the self-help phenomenon. There are now almost half a million self-help titles to choose from on Amazon, the majority of which fall under the sub-category of happiness. Each book and author claims to be able to help us attain that elusive cheer that is missing from our lives—but could it be that our society’s incessant search for happiness is only making everyone more miserable?

We listen eagerly to the advice of self-styled happiness gurus, attempting to view our lives through their rose-tinted glasses, yet levels of satisfaction remain low. It’s clear that most of us want more out of living, but the self-help industry is not providing the appropriate solution. Social psychology journalist Oliver Burkeman has read the books, listened to the gurus, and attended enough seminars to ask some pressing questions: What if there is another way? What if there is a better approach to leading a fulfilling, contented life that doesn’t involve chasing feelings of happiness, ticking off goals, achieving our dreams, and always trying to think positively, even in the face of adversity? Perhaps the answer could just be to stop doing all

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