The Conquest of Happiness

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1996 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 191 pages
"My purpose is to suggest a cure for the ordinary day-to-day unhappiness from which most people in civilized countries suffer, and which is all the more unbearable because, having no obvious external cause, appears inescapable."

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no words..... worth reading

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The Conquest of Happiness is a wonderful book which thoroughly analyzes the human mind, it's complexities and offers a step by step guidance to conquer our fears and anxieties. Russell talks about mental hygiene which is much needed in our times. A must read for our generation.

Contents

Preface
11
Byronic Unhappiness
24
Competition
39
Boredom and Excitement
48
Fatigue
57
Envy
67
The Sense of Sin
77
Persecution Mania
89
Fear of Public Opinion
100
Is Happiness Still Possible?
113
Work
162
Impersonal Interests
170
Effort and Resignation
178
The Happy Man
186
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Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) was born in England and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. His long career established him as one of the most influential philosophers, mathematicians, and social reformers of the twentieth century.

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