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Happiness

Author: Joan Chittister
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Everyone wants to be happy. Many, however, wrongly believe that happiness comes from having enough money, fame, personal comfort, worldly success, or even dumb luck. To Joan Chittister, happiness is not a by-product of wealth or success, but rather a personal quality to be learned and mastered.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Chittister
ISBN: 9780802869296 0802869297
OCLC Number: 828073525
Description: xviii, 225 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Happiness is a process --
The meaning of happiness in a global age --
What social data tells us and what it does not --
What makes people around the globe happy --
Group, self, or something else --
What makes a person happy --
Personal health and happiness --
Happiness is a cultural expectation --
Happiness and the brain --
Hardwired for happiness --
Happiness is a goal --
Happiness is a value --
Psychology and happiness --
The foundations of happiness --
The essence of happiness : what it is not --
Happiness : the way to more of it --
The qualities of happiness --
Positivity --
Extroversion --
Relatedness --
Competence --
Autonomy --
Meaning --
When unhappiness washes over us, what then? --
Philosophy : the search for meaning --
Happiness from there to here --
Happiness and pleasure --
Happiness is pursued, not achieved --
Happiness is possible but not guaranteed --
Happiness and choice --
Happiness and human rights --
Pleasure and happiness : the difference between them --
The good life : the happiness that lasts --
Religion : a finger pointing at the moon --
Hinduism : the one thing necessary --
Hinduism : the measure of the happy life --
Buddhism : the call to end suffering --
Buddhism : the path to freedom --
Judaism : chosen to be happy --
Judaism : the people of the law --
Christianity : the happy life is elsewhere --
Christianity: happy are they who ... --
Islam : submission and community --
Islam : living the good life --
Religion and the paths to happiness.
Responsibility: Joan Chittister.

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Everyone wants to be happy. Many, however, wrongly believe that happiness comes from having enough money, fame, personal comfort, worldly success, or even dumb luck. To Joan Chittister, happiness is not a by-product of wealth or success, but rather a personal quality to be learned and mastered.
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Rabbi Michael Lerner-- editor of Tikkun magazine"Joan Chittister has hit another home run with her book "Happiness". Already a contemporary saint and an embodiment of the spiritual elder 'wise woman, Read more...

 
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