book review: happier

I stumbled upon this book while looking for other books discussing about happiness and boy, am I glad to have found this book! Happier is a book by Tal Ben-Shahar, discussing about how to have a more meaningful and fulfilling life and basically a happier life. The writer includes some reflections after every sections and exercises after every chapters which most of them I find very helpful.

The book is divided into three parts: what is happiness, how to apply it in our lives and meditation on happiness. according to Ben Shahar, happiness is the ultimate currency of life. He went on explaining how to make life more fulfilling by doing things we enjoy but at the same time meaningful. But feelings only are not enough, we need to actually set goals which are important because they helps us to set our path and help us enjoy the journey - the present.

I highly recommend this book and personally think this is the best book on discussing happiness so far and I guess I won't be reading any books about happiness anymore. It helps me to understand what happiness truly means and how I have been living under certain illusions that prevent me to experience happiness. The book itself is enjoyable and easy to understand. The writer invites us to reflect on our own experiences and exercise on certain topics which will help us to live life more meaningful and, of course, happier.

A note to myself: Live the present.


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