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

View: 652

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 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: 283

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: 204

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

How to be a Happy Human

How to be a Happy Human

Have I always beenhappy since that point? No,of course not,andas I hope you'll
soon see,it wouldn't be human to always be happy. Ido, though, treasure the
happiness that comes my way or that Icreate inmy life. Nomatter whatthehurdle is
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Author: Pam Spurr

Publisher: JR Books Limited

ISBN: 9781907532696

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 775

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

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: 520

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

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: 693

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

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: 311

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: 808

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: 454

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

Down To Earth The Spiritual Being s Guide to a Happy Human Experience

Down To Earth  The Spiritual Being s Guide to a Happy  Human Experience

International podcast host and Life Coach, Glenn Ambrose combines years of insights and teaching for the creation of this book and offers you the information most sought after by clients, readers, and listeners alike.

Author: Glenn Ambrose

Publisher: Sacred Life Publishers

ISBN: 1733039384

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 222

View: 236

Do you feel like you're living life but missing the information necessary for true happiness and fulfillment? Do you feel like someone threw you into life without the user's manual? It's hard to play a game when you don't know the rules--especially when it's the game of life! I'm happy to say: here's your guide. This book provides you with these indispensable gifts: Clarity on spiritual law, how it governs the Universe and our individual lives Deep understanding of the ever-changing reality we live in Practical techniques for implementing spirituality in our human live It's like getting the Cliffs Notes for life! True happiness and fulfillment depend on successfully integrating our spiritual nature with our human existence which means we need a clear understanding of both aspects. The intention of this book is to explain spiritual and human nature in a down to earth, relatable way and give you the information necessary to get in the game of life and enjoy it! This information can radically shift the perspectives that determine your reality, allowing you to engage in a fulfilling and joyful experience--here and now. International podcast host and Life Coach, Glenn Ambrose combines years of insights and teaching for the creation of this book and offers you the information most sought after by clients, readers, and listeners alike. Spirituality and human nature can be complex and confusing, so this guide is given to you in a clear, pragmatic way to ensure easy comprehension and practical use. It offers you the chance to truly grasp the joy, peace, and fulfillment we all seek and innately know is out there.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

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
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Author: J.C. Doig

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401597715

Category: Philosophy

Page: 316

View: 254

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: 540

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

The Dignity of Human Nature

The Dignity of Human Nature

Besides all this, let any man try to conceive in his own mind the possibility of
bringing about a general and universal happiness upon any other footing, than
the concurrence of all things, in one general and uniform course, to one great
and ...

Author: James Burgh

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015027334856

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 544

View: 295

Categories: Conduct of life

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: 399

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

How to Be Happy Though Human

How to Be Happy Though Human

Incorporating a grouping of new, previously unpublished work and a selection of important poems from her six earlier collections, this volume introduces North American readers to poetry that has been described by critics as “fearless,” ...

Author: Kate Camp

Publisher: House of Anansi

ISBN: 9781487008383

Category: Poetry

Page: 176

View: 659

A timely collection of new and previously published work by one of New Zealand’s most acclaimed poets, How to Be Happy Though Human introduces Kate Camp’s eclectic and musical poetry to international audiences for the first time. How to Be Happy Though Human: New and Selected Poems is Kate Camp’s seventh book of poetry and the first to be published outside New Zealand. Incorporating a grouping of new, previously unpublished work and a selection of important poems from her six earlier collections, this volume introduces North American readers to poetry that has been described by critics as “fearless,” “mesmerizing,” and “containing a surprising radicalism and power.” Camp’s work is recognized for its wide-ranging and eclectic subject matter, its technical control, and its musicality, with pop culture, high culture, the domestic confessional, close observation, and found language featured as recurring elements of style. A timely retrospective that represents a new chapter in Camp’s career, How to Be Happy ThoughHuman promises to gain a wide readership for this thoughtful, engaging, and popular writer.
Categories: Poetry

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: 174

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

Pursuits of Happiness

Pursuits of Happiness

This book, however, shows that the ethnographic examination of well-being--defined as "the optimal state for an individual, a community, and a society"--and the comparison of well-being within and across societies is a new and important ...

Author: Gordon Mathews

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1845454480

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 278

View: 890

Anthropology has long shied away from examining how human beings may lead happy and fulfilling lives. This book, however, shows that the ethnographic examination of well-being--defined as "the optimal state for an individual, a community, and a society"--and the comparison of well-being within and across societies is a new and important area for anthropological inquiry. Distinctly different in different places, but also reflecting our common humanity, well-being is intimately linked to the idea of happiness and its pursuits. Noted anthropological researchers have come together in this volume to examine well-being in a range of diverse ways and to investigate it in a range of settings: from the Peruvian Amazon, the Australian outback, and the Canadian north, to India, China, Indonesia, Japan, and the United States. Gordon Mathews is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has written What Makes Life Worth Living? How Japanese and Americans Make Sense of Their Worlds (1996) and Global Culture /Individual Identity: Searching for Home in the Cultural Supermarket (2000), and co-written Hong Kong, China: Learning to Belong to a Nation (2007); he has co-edited Consuming Hong Kong (2001) and Japan's Changing Generations (2004). Carolina Izquierdo is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for the Everyday Lives of Families (CELF) at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research has centered on health and well-being among the Matsigenka in the Peruvian Amazon, the Mapuche in Chile, and middle-class families in the United States.
Categories: Health & Fitness

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: 633

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

Reboot

Reboot

In this bold blueprint, CEO Jason Stockwood – named by the Sunday Times as the UK’s best leader – shows how any organisation can think freshly and benefit from technology by putting its people first.

Author: Jason Stockwood

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780753552735

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 567

The tech revolution will hit us all soon. How can any organisation survive and thrive? Headlines predict that whole industries will be decimated by Artificial Intelligence and automation. Some bosses and bankers are rubbing their hands at the prospect of cost savings and staff cuts. But there is another way. New technology can also empower teams, fuel creativity and make people happier. At Simply Business, twice voted the UK’s best company to work for, big data and automated systems are being harnessed to generate positive growth, staff are currently trialling a four-day week in their Northampton office. In this bold blueprint, CEO Jason Stockwood – named by the Sunday Times as the UK’s best leader – shows how any organisation can think freshly and benefit from technology by putting its people first.
Categories: Business & Economics