Happiness Is a Serious Problem: A Human Nature Repair Manual (Paperback)

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In this unique blend of self-help and moral philosophy, perfect for fans of Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project or Dan Harris’s 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 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.


About the Author

Dennis Prager writes a syndicated column, hosts a radio show carried by 120 stations, and appears regularly on major Fox venues. He is the author of Happiness Is a Serious Problem and Think a Second Time.

Praise For…

"[Prager] has an astonishing ability to state simple truths we hadn't heard articulated before, at least not so clearly, in a way that makes their truthfulness immediately and powerfully obvious." — Wall Street Journal

"[A] cogent and thoughtful examination on why human beings have a moral obligation to be happy" — USA Today

"Prager's latest book challenges readers to realize that they—not any outside force—are the greatest obstacle to happiness." — Los Angeles Times

"There is perhaps no more important task for a person that the research for happiness, and no more reliable guide in that quest than Dennis Prager." — Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060987350
ISBN-10: 0060987359
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: December 9th, 1998
Pages: 192
Language: English