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BR 100: The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt

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Comments: Fitting that the 100th book review would be about one of the best books I have read.

Top 3 Learnings:

1. Emotions trump logic ANY day! The relationship between the two is akin to a rider atop an elephant. If the elephant (emotions) decides to go some place, the rider makes up reasons to go to that place.

2. We all have natural thresholds for happiness. Some have higher thresholds – that’s natural. What that means is that our happiness levels fluctuate between a range. And it gives us a simple goal –  stay on the top end of the range!

3. Everything in moderation..

4. Little things done daily have huge impact on our happiness. Keeping a journal, reflecting, counting our blessings etc

I really could go on. This is one of those books that you will never regret reading. A true masterpiece. Go get it.

9 thoughts on “BR 100: The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt

      1. :) I’ve been busy finishing my latest eBook: “Chasing The Rabbit Into SUCCESSland – Lessons I see everywhere and that you won’t find anywhere else”

        I shipped it last sunday and I’m giving it away for free to everyone who becomes a member of The Rabbit Way! I would LOVE to hear your feedback about it!!!


      2. Congratulations! Do you have a link?

        As you know by now, I’m auditary and I have a very difficult time reading books and hence, don’t even attempt e-books.  

        So, I’m going to do my best to make sure I make it through! ;-)


      3. I understand. But I tried to make a different kind of eBook. 
        I added action packed videos to the lessons, beautiful typography and artwork that will hopefully enhance the overall learning experience (that’s why it has +170MB).

        Here’s the link: http://therabbitway.com/blog/2012/03/07/enter-our-success-list/


  1. Thanks for recommending this book! I’m through the first half and I must admit it’s one of the most interesting and eclectic books I’ve read, building bridges between psycholog, philosophy, ethics, religion, science… There’s lot of wisdom in it and I guess it would be good to read it several times…


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