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The Happiness equation: meditations on happiness and success

Author: Kets de Vries, Manfred F. R. INSEAD Area: Entrepreneurship and Family EnterprisePublisher: iUniverse, 2007.Edition: 2nd ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 70 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780595458950Type of document: INSEAD BookNote: English translation of : "Het Geluk: Een Handleining": Random House, London, March 2002. Translated into Estonian "Onne Valem, Motteid onnest ja edust": Pegasus Estonia, 2003. Translated into Russian. Alpina, Moscow. Spring 2004Bibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical referencesAbstract: This book adresses the question what makes for happiness. An attempt is made to deconstruct this evlusive concept. It is suggested that essential aspects of happiness are someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for. In this essay, each of these three dimensions is reviewed. The need to achieve balance in life is explored. The dichotomy between outward success and inner success is looked at.The importance of play in people's lives is examined. The role of stress-another important topic in the happiness equation is investigated. It is argued that in the search for happiness, humankind's exploratory needs have to be taken into consideration ; people have to strive for authenticity ; and an effort nedds to be made to know oneself.
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English translation of : "Het Geluk: Een Handleining": Random House, London, March 2002. Translated into Estonian "Onne Valem, Motteid onnest ja edust": Pegasus Estonia, 2003. Translated into Russian. Alpina, Moscow. Spring 2004

Includes bibliographical references

This book adresses the question what makes for happiness. An attempt is made to deconstruct this evlusive concept. It is suggested that essential aspects of happiness are someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for. In this essay, each of these three dimensions is reviewed. The need to achieve balance in life is explored. The dichotomy between outward success and inner success is looked at.The importance of play in people's lives is examined. The role of stress-another important topic in the happiness equation is investigated. It is argued that in the search for happiness, humankind's exploratory needs have to be taken into consideration ; people have to strive for authenticity ; and an effort nedds to be made to know oneself.

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The Happiness Equation
Meditations on Happiness and Success
Contents
Preface ................................................................................................................. ix
CHAPTER I Introduction ........................................................................... 1
CHAPTER 2 The Elusive Concept of Happiness ..................................... 5
CHAPTER 3 The Happiness Equation........................................................ 9
CHAPTER 4 Our Weltanschauung ..........................................................17
CHAPTER 5 Deconstructing Happiness................................................... 24
CHAPTER 6 Striking the Right Balance.................................................. 34
CHAPTER 7 Putting Things in Perspective ............................................ 39
CHAPTER 8 Coping with Stress............................................................... 44
CHAPTER 9 Homo Ludens......................................................................... 48
CHAPTER 10 The Quest for Authenticity..................................................54
About the Author................................................................................................ 63
About the Illustration ......................................................................................... 67
Suggested Further Reading................................................................................. 69

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