This is a book about true happiness that lasts. It starts by looking at the root or origin and formation of happiness. It continues by looking at the various factors that impacts on human happiness.
Finally , the book ended with advising the reader on how to obtain, maintain/sustain happiness in the long term. All these are illustrated with real- life examples and are based on clinical as well as scientific foundation.
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The Road and the Key to Happiness : Dr. Joel A.
Imagine if you are looking for something that is clearly within your grasp. Something that is not lost, yet you cannot find it and you are desperately looking for it. It can be frustrating. This is what it feels like when you are searching for happiness. The good news is that this book sets out to help you find the answer to the question that is also on the lips and minds of billions of people in the world: What is happiness and how do I achieve it? Based on scientific thoughts and new concepts, as well as clinical experiences, the book will help you to find your happiness following a step-by-step logical approach. To find out more, please begin to read this insightful and beautifully written piece of work.
Examples of themes that are covered in this book include the following:
The links between happiness and Jobs/Career
The links between music, lyrics and happiness
The association between sex, relationship , marriage, family , love, hate, and happiness
How does words, happiness and religiion, relates?
How health, disease, death,and depression affects happiness
The role of news, money, lottery, school and education on getting happy.
What does happiness , car, and purpose of life have together?
The role of desire, intention, act of doing good, Free will, the law and happiness.
The use and role of internet/search engines (e.g Yahoo, Google, MSN etc), information, knowledge, wisdom on happiness
Many more etc...
Admittedly, the first component that defines us and, indeed, shapes our mood, as well as determining if we will be happy or not, is our free will. In making effective use of this very important tool we are endowed with the ability of making choices. Everyone does it - every day and every second of each day. Choices are our ability to select one material thing over another, perform a task, or to conduct ourselves in certain way, in preference to all other(s). These all others are the alternatives which we have rejected in preference to the one we chose. Choices may, indeed, be the need to choose between two things/conducts which may be similar, or dissimilar, to each others.
There is no doubt that when an intention is accomplished, it gives considerable happiness to the person or persons. Happiness -being a state of joy without encumbrances. While this state of things is possible, one is puzzled how quickly the experience of gladness can turn into sadness. There is no arguing the various chemical changes in our body that accompany these experiences. However, what individuals, and people in general, seem perplexed about is how individuals can achieve sustainable happiness without being manically frenzied.
There is evidence to believe that a major life accomplishment, such as a breakthrough in science, can cause moderate long term sustenance, as well as help to sustain happiness. Nevertheless, this is not guaranteed.....
.......As I have mentioned, one of the chief reasons, if not the only reason, for living is to have one’s intention or decision established.
....Thus, the depth of, or value of our desire, affects our level of happiness. The other character that affects our happiness is if the desire threatens our very existence. A failure in realising such a life-affecting desire may lead us to be very unhappy. Examples of this are commonly found in the desire for employment, or hope relating to financial matters. Also, we see this kind of depth or loss of value when we lose someone that is very dear to us. Equally, one phase (see graphs) of our happiness or unhappiness may merge with another thus giving rise to either prolonged happiness or prolonged unhappiness.