The Happy Human

The Happy Human

Newly available in paperback, this book explores the qualities that make us human and have helped to make Gopi successful and happy in both his personal life and his professional career.

Author: Gopi Kallayil

Publisher: Hay House

ISBN: 9781401946234

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 224

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New in paperback: One of Google's best and brightest uses stories from his high-tech work life and his personal life to explore what it means to be truly happy--and what makes us truly human. "The Happy Human is a fun, interesting, and happy way to learn Gopi's insights and experience his ups and downs. A thoroughly good read." -- Alan Eagle, Director of Executive Summits, Google; co-author of the New York Times bestseller How Google Works Happiness is a multimillion-dollar industry, catering to our deep desire to live a joyful life and to a belief that, as human beings, we deserve to be happy. Gopi Kallayil believes in reversing that equation. He holds that what we truly deserve is to be human, and that the key to happiness lies in being 100 percent who we are, reveling in our authentic selves, even if that means falling on our faces. Newly available in paperback, this book explores the qualities that make us human and have helped to make Gopi successful and happy in both his personal life and his professional career. Told with Gopi's candor and humor, his deep compassion and love of the absurd, The Happy Human takes us from his first job as a software programmer in South China to his current position as an executive at Google in Silicon Valley. Each chapter captures an event in Gopi's life where he dug deep and found the means to express himself from a place of radical confidence: Singing live at Burning Man, even though he sings off-key and was terrified. Participating in a triathlon with an open-water swim, when he had only swum in a pool. (Lifeguards rescued him.) Speaking at Toastmasters International--and being willing to be awful--before becoming one of their top speakers years later. Gopi's stories and practices help us find happiness by embracing not only our own selves but the entire human experience, inspiring us to expect miracles daily, to use every fall as a chance to bounce, to go for what we want on every front, to live our lives full-out.
Categories: Conduct of life

How to be a Happy Human

How to be a Happy Human

Whether you think you're happy and looking for more in life, or you find that life is hard work and you're seeking some inspiration towards making your life happier, this book is packed full of sound advice, real-life case studies and ...

Author: Pam Spurr

Publisher: JR Books Limited

ISBN: 9781907532696

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 756

DIV There is always more room for happiness - whether you're already content with your life, or if you feel like there's something missing - even if you simply think 'there must be more to life than this'. And in these stressful and sometimes gloomy times in which we live it's sometimes hard to see the good things in life. Using 10 unique Happiness Principles, bestselling author, Dr Pam will take you on a must-read journey to discover how to increase your sense of well-being and contentment and build more joy into your life today. Written in a matter-of-fact way and packed with dozens of easy-to-use strategies and solutions, Solutions Coach and behaviour expert Dr Pam will help you to increase confidence and self esteem, learn to look at stress in a different way, and much more, in 10 unique chapters. As well as providing thoughtful insights she will teach you how to create Happy Habits and use her Happiness Principles - ways of living and looking at life that will make you happier in everything you do. Whether you think you're happy and looking for more in life, or you find that life is hard work and you're seeking some inspiration towards making your life happier, this book is packed full of sound advice, real-life case studies and practical exercises, all set out within 10 easy-to-follow Principles. Dr Pam Spurr is an award-winning radio presenter, Solutions Coach, agony aunt, and relationships and behaviour expert. Dr Pam's written more than 10 self-help books and appears regularly on television contributing to programmes like Big Brother's Little Brother, BBC Breakfast, Loose Women, and GMTV. She's advised millions of people through radio, TV, magazines, websites and newspapers including The Sun, The Express, The Times and The Mail. She's written four best sellers including Sensational Sex. /div
Categories: Health & Fitness

How to Be Happy Though Human

How to Be Happy Though Human

Routledge is now re-issuing this prestigious series of 204 volumes originally published between 1910 and 1965.

Author: Walter Béran Wolfe

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 041521050X

Category: Psychology

Page: 374

View: 947

Routledge is now re-issuing this prestigious series of 204 volumes originally published between 1910 and 1965. The titles include works by key figures such asC.G. Jung, Sigmund Freud, Jean Piaget, Otto Rank, James Hillman, Erich Fromm, Karen Horney and Susan Isaacs. Each volume is available on its own, as part of a themed mini-set, or as part of a specially-priced 204-volume set. A brochure listing each title in the International Library of Psychology series is available upon request.
Categories: Psychology

Happiness for Humans

Happiness for Humans

Daniel C. Russell presents a new account of happiness and how to live a good life.

Author: Daniel C. Russell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199583683

Category: Philosophy

Page: 283

View: 859

Daniel C. Russell presents a new account of happiness and how to live a good life. He returns to the ancient tradition of eudaimonism to argue that happiness is a life of activity that involves acting for the sake of ends we can live for. It is not only fulfilling for us as humans and individuals, but inseparable from what makes us who we are.
Categories: Philosophy

The Happy Era to One Hundred Millions of the Human Race Or The Merchant Manufacturer and Englishman s Recognized Right to an Unlimited Trade with India

The Happy Era to One Hundred Millions of the Human Race  Or  The Merchant  Manufacturer  and Englishman s Recognized Right to an Unlimited Trade with India

TRÉ HAPPY ERA , & c . & c . In the earlier ages , some centuries ago , when , by
the enterprising adventurous exertions of some bold and persevering individuals
, the trackless ocean became explored by their improvements in navigation , a ...

Author: William Lester

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0019063998

Category: Monopolies

Page: 48

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Categories: Monopolies

Human Happiness

Human Happiness

Imagination has its happy and unhappy men, its sick and well, its rich and poor; it
makes us believe, doubt, deny reason; it deadens the senses, it arouses them; it
has its fools and sages, and nothing annoys us more than to see it satisfy its ...

Author: Blaise Pascal

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141964126

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

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Created by the seventeenth-century philosopher and mathematician Pascal, the essays contained in Human Happiness are a curiously optimistic look at whether humans can ever find satisfaction and real joy in life – or whether a belief in God is a wise gamble at best. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves – and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives – and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.
Categories: Philosophy

Happiness Is a Serious Problem

Happiness Is a Serious Problem

This is the repair manual we should have been handed at birth When you ask people abouttheir most cherished values in life, "happiness" is always at the top of the list.

Author: Dennis Prager

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061744884

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

View: 500

In this unique blend of self-help and moral philosophy, perfect for fans of Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project or Dan Harris’ 10% Happier, talk-radio host Dennis Prager shows us that happiness isn’t just a value—it’s a moral obligation. When you ask people about their most cherished values, “happiness” is always at the top of the list. In this enduring happiness manifesto, Prager examines how happiness not only makes us better people, but has an effect on the lives of everyone around us—providing them with a positive environment in which to thrive and be happy themselves. Achieving that happiness won't be easy, though: to Prager, it requires a continuing process of counting your blessings and giving up any expectations that life is supposed to be wonderful. "Can we decide to be satisfied with what we have?" he asks. "A poor man who can make himself satisfied with his portion will be happier than a wealthy man who does not allow himself to be satisfied." Prager echoes other political commentators in complaining that too many people today see themselves as victims; he submits that the only way to achieve your desires is to take responsibility for your life rather than blaming others. If you're willing to put some thought into achieving a happier outlook, you will find plenty to mull over in Happiness Is a Serious Problem.
Categories: Self-Help

The Happy Child

The Happy Child

In this thought-provoking book, best-selling author Steven Harrison ventures far outside the box of traditional thinking about education.

Author: Steven Harrison

Publisher: Sentient Publications

ISBN: 9781591810001

Category: Education

Page: 131

View: 923

In his thought-provoking new book, the author ventures far outside the box of traditional thinking about education. His radical proposal? Children naturally want to learn, so let them direct their own education in democratic learning communities where they can interact seamlessly with their neighbourhoods, their towns, and the world at large. Most learning systems apply external motivation through grades, rankings, teacher direction, and approval. 'The Happy Child' suggests that a self-motivated child who is interdependent within a community can develop the full human potential to live a creative and fulfilling life. Harrison focuses on the integration of the whole child, the learning environment, and the non-coercive spirit of curiosity-driven education. With practical suggestions, Harrison details how to provide a living and responsive environment that can meet the expanding mind of a child--an environment that is non-coercive, democratic, and relationship-based. A child can thrive in a model where all participants view the child as an interdependent individual in the community--an individual who is both expressive and fully responsible. A happy child will flourish with an education that recognises that the child is already fully expressive and relating to life. And a happy child, the author, asserts, is at the core of a truly functional and creative society.
Categories: Education

What is the Meaning of Human Life

What is the Meaning of Human Life

This book examines core concerns of human life.

Author: Raymond A. Belliotti

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 904201296X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

View: 312

This book examines core concerns of human life. What is the relationship between a meaningful life and theism? Why are some human beings radically adrift, without radical foundations, and struggling with hopelessness? Is the cosmos meaningless? Is human life akin to the ancient Myth of Sisyphus? What is the role of struggle and suffering in creating meaning? How do we discover or create value? Is happiness overrated as a goal of life? How, if at all, can we learn to die meaningfully?
Categories: Philosophy

Notebook

Notebook

Rick and Morty Happy Human Holiday Morty Ruben Rick

Author: Louis Hancock

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798666252864

Category:

Page: 100

View: 554

Rick and Morty Happy Human Holiday Morty Ruben Rick
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Happiness and the Human Spirit

Happiness and the Human Spirit

This inspiring guide shows you that it doesn?t have to be.Using simple, accessible language and clear examples, this wellspring of wisdom illustrates that true happiness is attainable when we stop looking outside ourselves for the source.

Author: Abraham J. Twerski

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 9781580233439

Category: Religion

Page: 154

View: 414

Since time immemorial, human beings have been engaged in the pursuit of happiness. In the Declaration of Independence, our Founding Fathers even declared it to be one of our inalienable rights. Yet for many of us, the actual achievement of happiness has proven elusive. This inspiring guide shows you that it doesn?t have to be.Using simple, accessible language and clear examples, this wellspring of wisdom illustrates that true happiness is attainable when we stop looking outside ourselves for the source. Instead, happiness can be found within us, when we exercise our unique human abilities such as gratitude, humility, compassion, and generosity that are the components of the human spirit. Combining ancient wisdom and modern psychology, it shows us that when we reconnect with our spiritual selves, we correct the deficiency of spirituality that many of us experience on a daily basis. And without a fully realized spiritual life, we cannot be whole.More than a handbook for living a happier life, this is a treasure map that leads you beyond self-centered contentment to actualizing your full potential as a human being. It teaches you that true happiness is not just being free from misery and enjoying the pleasures of life. True happiness comes when you choose?again and again?to be the best person you can be.
Categories: Religion

The Economy of Human Life

The Economy of Human Life

Author: Robert Dodsley

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN5WGL

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 179

View: 758

Categories: Conduct of life

Human Flourishing Volume 16 Part 1

Human Flourishing  Volume 16  Part 1

I . INTRODUCTION Ancient moral philosophers , especially Aristotle and his
followers , typically shared the assumption that ethics is primarily concerned with
how to achieve the final end for human beings , a life of “ happiness ” or “ human
 ...

Author: Ellen Frankel Paul

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521644712

Category: Philosophy

Page: 370

View: 335

This volume examines human flourishing and its relationship to other key concepts in moral theory. Some essays question whether a theory of human nature can allow us to develop an objective list of goods valuable to all agents. Some look at the role of relationships in a good life, or ask whether an ethical theory based on human flourishing can accommodate concern for others. Other essays analyze the function of social-political institutions in promoting the flourishing of individuals. Still others explore the implications of flourishing for political theory and principles of social justice.
Categories: Philosophy

Happy Human Rights Day 2018

Happy Human Rights Day 2018

Thank you for browsing our custom-designed ''Happy Human Rights Day 2018'' journal, which would make a great idea to celebrate the day or give as a gift.

Author: NotesGo NotesFlow

Publisher:

ISBN: 1790211425

Category:

Page: 108

View: 632

Thank you for browsing our custom-designed ''Happy Human Rights Day 2018'' journal, which would make a great idea to celebrate the day or give as a gift. Included is a matte cover and 108 pages of lined 6'' x 9'' paper, perfect for a range of note writing uses such as: Event planning To-do lists Appointment reminders Work notes Motivational quotes Shopping lists Meal plans Creative writing Gratitude diary We hope the journal is received well.
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Aquinas s Philosophical Commentary on the Ethics

Aquinas   s Philosophical Commentary on the Ethics

Accordingly, the happiness human beings seek as their ultimate end falls under
the genus of activity essentially rational. To be even more precise, Aquinas adds
the thought that human happiness is found in contemplative activity rather than in
 ...

Author: J.C. Doig

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401597715

Category: Philosophy

Page: 316

View: 161

Is Aquinas's Sententia libri Ethicorum an interpretation of Aristotle based on `principles of Christian ethics'? Or do we have in that work a presentation of the foundation of Aquinas's moral philosophy? Professor Doig answers these questions through an examination of the historical context within which the Sententia was composed. In Chapters 1-2, the work's role as a corrective of earlier commentaries is established. Chapter 3, by examining philosophy at Paris between 1215 and 1283, reveals that the proposal by Aquinas of a moral philosophy would have been unexceptional. Chapter 4's investigation of the principles underlying the moral theory of the Sententia makes apparent that they were regarded by Aquinas as both philosophical and Aristotelian. The date to be assigned the composition of the Sententia is studied in Chapter 5, and the conclusion is drawn, that with some probability, the Sententia is its author's final proposal of moral doctrines. The closing Chapter offers a summary of that moral philosophy against the historical background brought out earlier.
Categories: Philosophy

Human Assessment Cognition and Motivation

Human Assessment  Cognition and Motivation

(4) The highest recall was obtained with the "happy" affect conditions for both "
happy" and "sad" materials, whereas the "sad" affect cond tions resulted in the
lowest recall of both "happy" and "sad" materials. More specifically the worst ...

Author: S.K. Newstead

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400944060

Category: Psychology

Page: 495

View: 612

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute, Athens, Greece, December 10-20, 1984
Categories: Psychology

Human Happiness and Morality

Human Happiness and Morality

Divided into four parts, the book first details proposed answers to What makes a right act right? including a discussion of consequentialist and deontological theories.

Author: Milton Snoeyenbos

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 9781615926435

Category: Philosophy

Page: 212

View: 708

What makes a right act right? Why should I be moral? What is human happiness and how do I attain it? These questions are the foundations of ethics and they form the backdrop for all discussions of the subject.In Human Happiness and Morality, noted philosopher Robert Almeder provides lucid introductory explanations of the major ethical theories and traditions, and looks at the answers emerging from the three basic questions. Divided into four parts, the book first details proposed answers to What makes a right act right? including a discussion of consequentialist and deontological theories. Rather than taking sides in the debate as most texts do, Almeder admits that we face daunting difficulties when trying to decide what makes an an act right or wrong. Trying to face these difficulties honestly gives intensity to ethical discussion.The second and third sections of the book ask whether or not one must be moral, and what is the nature of human happiness and how one attains it. Almeder imparts a clear understanding of what is needed for happiness and the place of traditional morality in that pursuit. In closing, the author details simple Stoic rules for happy living and shows how to live a good life despite the existence of unhappiness and failure in others.Robert Almeder (Atlanta, GA) is a professor of philosophy at Georgia State University, the coeditor (with Milton Snoeyenbos and James Humber) of Business Ethics, and the author of many scholarly works.Milton Snoeyenbos, Robert Almeder, and James Humber (Atlanta) are professors of philosophy at Georgia State University.
Categories: Philosophy

Human Welfare and Moral Worth

Human Welfare and Moral Worth

6 Happiness and Human Flourishing I. INTRODUCTION Ancient moral
philosophers, especially Aristotle and his followers, typically shared the
assumption that ethics is primarily concerned with how to achieve the final end
for human beings, ...

Author: Hill Jr.

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 9780191530951

Category: Philosophy

Page: 428

View: 299

Thomas Hill, a leading figure in the recent development of Kantian moral philosophy, presents a series of essays that interpret and develop Kant's ideas on ethics. The first part of the book focuses on basic concepts: a priori method, a good will, categorical imperatives, autonomy, and constructivist strategies of argument. Hill goes on to consider aspects of human welfare, and then moral worth—the nature and grounds of moral assessment of persons as deserving esteem or blame. He offers illuminating discussions of happiness, beneficence, personal values, conscience, moral desert, moral dilemmas, and feelings of regret. He is critical of Kant at many points, but he shows how many familiar objections miss the mark. Two previously unpublished essays challenge the views of other influential Kant scholars and defend alternative interpretations of Kant on beneficence, supererogation, and what it means to 'set oneself an end'. These clear and careful writings show moral, poltical, and social philosophers just how valuable Kantian ethical theory can be in addressing practical matters.
Categories: Philosophy

Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems

Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems

The Happy Planet Index: An Index of Human Weil-Being and Environmental
Impact, London: New Economics ... but what is striking about Bhutan is that it
ranks number 13 out of 178 countries on the Happy Planet Index38 due to its
high life ...

Author: John H. Bodley

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759111383

Category: Social Science

Page: 381

View: 867

Using the cross-cultural, evolutionary, and multi-disciplinary perspectives that are unique to anthropology, this text examines contemporary civilization's most pressing problems and generates ideas for solutions and hope for the future.
Categories: Social Science

The Human Powered Home

The Human Powered Home

When squeezing pomace with a screw press, the company recommends, rotate
the han- Figure 3.21 Happy Valley Ranch's Homesteader Cider Press dle only
one quarter or one half turn, until you meet resistance, then wait before turning ...

Author: Tamara Dean

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9780865716018

Category: House & Home

Page: 272

View: 282

What if I could harness this energy? An unusual question for anyone putting in a long stint on a treadmill perhaps, and yet human power is a very old, practical and empowering alternative to fossil fuels. Replacing motors with muscles can be considered a political act -- an act of self-sufficiency that gains you independence. The Human-Powered Home is a one-of-a-kind compendium of human-powered devices gathered from a unique collection of experts. Enthusiasts point to the advantages of human power: Portable and available on-demand Close connection to the process or product offers more control Improved health and fitness The satisfaction of being able to make do with what is available This book discusses the science and history of human power and examines the common elements of human-powered devices. It offers plans for making specific devices, grouped by area of use, and features dozens of individuals who share technical details and photos of their inventions. For those who want to apply their own ingenuity, or for those who have never heard of human-powered machines, this book is a fine reference. For those who are beginning to understand the importance of a life of reduced dependency on fossil fuels, this book could be a catalyst for change.
Categories: House & Home