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Professionals and business people in midlife are increasingly asking themselves what's next in their careers and personal lives Creating the Good Life draws on the wisdom of the ages to help contemporary men and women plan for satisfying useful moral and meaningful second halves of their livesFor centuries the brightest people in Western societies have looked to Aristotle for guidance on how to lead a good life and how to create a good society Now James O'Toole the Mortimer J Adler S I was hoping for some modern explication of Aristotle s Nicomachean Ethics What I got instead was a mea culpa from the author and on behalf of various Boomers he knows When you close in on 50 the overachieving Boomer starts to ask what is next has a mid life crisis and reads Aristotle Then he gets religion and writes a book to tell everyone about itOne line that jumped out at me was Aristotelian maturity typical comes around 50 yet Aristotle was trying to get people to adopt the Ethics earlier in life Perhaps if the typical Boomer had followed Aristotle s advice sooner things in society might not be uite as messed up as they are at present yes I mostly blame the BoomersI can t help feeling like this book is still the author s attempt to achieve something He s still striving At one point he references karma and dharma but apparently he didn t make the jump to Buddhism and the concept of dukkha Perhaps if he had he might have realized that his dissatisfaction in his situation was due to his attachment to his desire to achievement not because he didn t follow the Ethics as a younger man

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Creating the Good Life Applying Aristotle's Wisdom to Find Meaning and Happiness

Are my responsibilities to my community o How can I create a good society in my own companyBridging philosophy and self help O'Toole's book shows how happiness ultimately is attainable no matter one's level of income if one uses Aristotle's practical exercises to ask the right uestions and to discipline oneself to pursue things that are good for us The book is the basis for O'Toole's new Good Life seminar where thoughtful men and women gather to create robust and satisfying life pla This is a business world complement to some of the recent attempts to make philosophy useful to modern people for example the engaging CONSOLATIONS OF PHILOSOPHY and HOW PROUST CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE by Alain de Botton If you are over 4r or wo a successful professional and wondering what else is there this might be a life changing read for you

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Enior Fellow of the Aspen Institute translates that classical philosophical framework into practical comprehensible terms to help professionals and business people apply it to their own lives and work His book helps thoughtful readers address some of the profound uestions they are currently struggling with in planning their futureso How do I find meaning and satisfaction o How much money do I need in order to be happy o What is the right balance between work family and leisure o What Great introduction to Aristotle for the layman For those a little unsure about tackling the original manuscripts themselves O Toole has delivered a nice work that neatly summarizes many of Aristotle s key writings as well as developing some creative ways to make old ideas zing again A must read for anyone approaching their late 30s or 40s Classical definitions from an age gone by are particularly relevant today in the midst of terms such as happiness and the good life and virtue being defined by reality television stars and drive by media talking heads O Toole divides the book between defining terminology and concepts and then what living with an awareness of these terms should or could look like in today s world Not a Christian worldview per se but a classical one that everyone should read


8 thoughts on “Creating the Good Life Applying Aristotle's Wisdom to Find Meaning and Happiness

  1. says:

    This was a Christmas gift from my godmother and aside from a few books on religion it's definitely the first purely philosophical book that I read If that sounds like bad news fortunately it's not James O'Toole's examination of Aris

  2. says:

    I was hoping for some modern explication of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics What I got instead was a mea culpa from the autho

  3. says:

    Great introduction to Aristotle for the layman For those a little unsure about tackling the original manuscripts themselves O'Toole has delivered a nice work that neatly summarizes many of Aristotle's key writings as well as developing some creative ways to make old ideas zing again A must read for anyone approaching their late '30s or 40s Classical definitions from an age gone by are particularly relevant tod

  4. says:

    Creating the Good Life Applying Aristotle's Wisdom to Find Meaning and HappinessJames O'TooleRodale Books Given the fact that he lived almost 2400 years ago what could Aristotle possibly have to say that is directly relevant now In fact people especially those at mid life are struggling to find meaning and happiness Some ask as Peggy Lee once did Is that all there is The purpose of this book is show how Aristotle is an

  5. says:

    This is a business world complement to some of the recent attempts to make philosophy useful to modern people for example the engaging CONSOLATIONS OF PHILOSOPHY and HOW PROUST CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE by Alain de Botton

  6. says:

    Provides excellent perspective and advice for those on the south side of age 50

  7. says:

    I learned some aspects of Aristotle's ethics and their relationship to personal happiness but I was not overly impressed by the biographical examples the author provided

  8. says:

    A should read book on happiness in self development for knowledge workers managers executives and entrepreneurs

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