The Happy Life

Author: David Malouf

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1921870400

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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What makes for a happy life? Amid the constant chatter of today’s world, with its 24-hour news cycles, Twitter and mobile communications, David Malouf returns to the ancient question of what makes us happy. With grace and profundity, Malouf discusses new and old ways to talk about contentment and the self. In considering the happy life – what it is, and what makes it possible – he returns to the “highest wisdom” of the classics, looks at how, thanks to Thomas Jefferson’s way with words, happiness became a “right,” and contrasts joy in the flesh, as depicted by Rubens and Rembrandt, with the way we view our bodies today. In a world become ever larger and more impersonal, Malouf finds happiness in an unlikely place. This is a book to savour and reflect upon by one of Australia’s greatest novelists. This edition includes responses to The Happy Life by leading commentators, including Robert Dessaix, Anne Manne, Elizabeth Farrelly and Tim Soutphommasane.

The Happy Life Checklist

Author: Amy Spencer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101625511

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 9195


From the author of Bright Side Up, an upbeat guide to the little things we can do—for free and in five minutes or less--to feel happier and more fulfilled. This can-do guide brings together little things readers can do that will positively impact their daily life and overall happiness. The book's short, empowering entries include: Put your feet in the water Wave at firefighters Brush your teeth with your other hand Hug two seconds longer Close your eyes and just listen Simple yet powerful, this upbeat and engaging book will help readers jumpstart their day--and life--for the better.

The Happy Life Story

Author: Sharon Emecz

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1787052710

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 129

View: 675


This fully updated edition of The Happy Life Story tells the history of an inspiring children's home project near Nairobi, Kenya. It is told through the eyes of Sharon Emecz, who after twenty years on the corporate treadmill in London, took a career break and spent a month in Africa including volunteering at Happy Life. The Children's Home was founded in 2002 to "Provide the abandoned children of Kenya with a Home and a Hope for adoption." This is the heart-warming story of a small group of people saving the lives of hundreds of Children and arranging for many of these children to be adopted into "Forever Homes". Since 2002 over 500 children have been rescued with 300 being adopted. Happy Life Children's Home now has 3 missions: To rescue and enable adoptions; to provide a Christian education, and to provide pediatric care in the Jesse Kay Children's Hospital. To accomplish this mission there are 2 Campuses: one campus is for infants to 3 years of age and the Hospital while the other campus is for the children who are 3 years and older. At this campus there is a church, Happy Life Christian School, and 3-bedroom homes for the children. The first edition was completed when Sharon and her husband, Steve, returned from their 2nd Christmas at Happy Life. This new edition shares the great progress from 2014-2018. There are new stories, case studies, and news about the School and the Children's Hospital. All royalties from the book go to Happy Life Children's Home. More information is available at the Web Site: "happylifechildrenshome.com". Enjoy the "STORY" and come to visit!

Quarterly Essay 41 The Happy Life

Author: David Malouf

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1921870141

Category: Self-Help

Page: 95

View: 5917


In The Happy Life, David Malouf returns to one of the most fundamental questions and gives it a modern twist: what makes for a happy life? With grace and profundity, Malouf discusses new and old ways to talk about contentment and the self. In considering the happy life – what it is, and what makes it possible – he returns to the “highest wisdom” of the classics, looks at how, thanks to Thomas Jefferson’s way with words, happiness became a “right”, and examines joy in the flesh as depicted by Rubens and Rembrandt. In a world become ever larger and impersonal, he fi nds happiness in an unlikely place. This is an essay to savour and reflect upon by one of Australia’s greatest novelists. “How is it, when the chief sources of human unhappiness, of misery and wretchedness, have largely been removed from our lives ... that happiness still eludes so many of us? ... What is it in us, or in the world we have created, that continues to hold us back?” —David Malouf, The Happy Life

The Happy Life of a Doctor

Author: Roger Irving Lee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medicine

Page: 306

View: 5492


Memoirs of a past president of the A. M. A. and A. C. P., Professor at Harvard, member of the Harvard Corporation, and founder of the Harvard School of Public Health.

Living the Good Life

Author: Steven J. Jensen

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 0813221455

Category: Philosophy

Page: 217

View: 4765


Living the Good Life presents a brief introduction to virtue and vice, self-control and weakness, misery and happiness.

Pleasure and the Good Life

Author: Fred Feldman

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 019926516X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 234

View: 8526


Since ancient times, hedonism has been one of the most attractive and controversial theories. In this text, the author presents a careful, modern formulation of hedonism, defending the theory against some of the most important objections.

Access to God in Augustine's Confessions

Author: Carl G. Vaught

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791464106

Category: Religion

Page: 296

View: 3605


Continuing his groundbreaking reappraisal of the Confessions, Carl G. Vaught shows how Augustine's solutions to philosophical and theological problems emerge and discusses the longstanding question of the work's unity.