The Happiness Myth: Why What We Think Is Right Is Wrong
Language: English | EPUB / MOBI | ISBN-10: 0060813970 | 2007 | 368 pages | 0.6 MB / 0.7 MB
"We think of our version of a happy life as more like physics than like pop songs; we expect the people of the next century to agree with our basic tenets—for instance, that broccoli is good for a happy life and that opium is bad—but they will not. Our rules for living are more like the history of pop songs. They make weird sense only to the people of each given time period. They aren't true. This book shows you how past myths functioned, and likewise how our myths of today function, and thus lets you out of the trap of thinking you have to pay heed to any of them."