[Paul Dolan] E-pub Happy Ever After Escaping the Myth of the Perfect Life Escaping the Harmful Stories about How to Live Free



10 thoughts on “Happy Ever After Escaping the Myth of the Perfect Life Escaping the Harmful Stories about How to Live

  1. says:

    Happy Ever After by Paul Dolan is a book about uncovering myths about a perfect life These myths also known as the happiness narrative are what we tend to think what makes us happy but often we are better off abandoning this narrative Dolan is a behavioral scientist and thus has not surprisingly a very scientific way of looking at this However I liked it that he made it human and relatable by giving his own int

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    Dolan writes about how the “dominant social narratives” restrict our idea of what we have to do with our lives and suggests that sometimes happiness is to be found outside of them His topics include education wealth marriage and children Some of the statistics he uotes are truly arresting eg “twice as many people in the US compared to the UK are seemingly willing to be miserable in order to be wealthy”

  3. says:

    I read this because I saw the article on The Guardian about how the book talks about how single child free women

  4. says:

    Don't get married don't have kids party hard eat fat and get fat settle down at 75k per annum Not that I don't find some of it appealing But a it's one man's vision of happiness and not a recipe and b it misses out on so much like learning seeing the world etc I'd give it a negative rating if I could

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    The claims is Some common beliefs of what leads to happiness held by society just aren’t backed up by data Duh

  6. says:

    A book by a behavioural scientist whose main theme is to bring out the extent to which our life choices and desires career wealth family health charitable giving etc are freuently conditioned by “social narratives” that is cultural assumptions and expectations that may actually not correspond to what makes for happiness The book adopts a

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    45 starsThis book is a fascinating read and an excellent chance for self and societal reflection While I found the introduction very academic it’s been a long time since I used the word deontological the rest of the book gave a broa

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    Based on the description for this book I thought I was going to be reading a self help book But instead I found it to be like a text book for academics on the subject of happiness complete with graphs or in the case of my kindle ARC no graphs which wasn't helpful I can only assume if you buy the kindle edition there will be graphsI was off to a bad start with this book when the author proclaimed that as an LSE professo

  9. says:

    Paul Dolan is a psychologist and this is an educated and well researched book but it is for everyone to read as it is truly fascinating We have a social norm set up for us and we strive to be happy by achieving that norm and woe be

  10. says:

    A fresh approach on social narratives that follow all of us through our lives In the western world we ought to be successful

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' of conventional wisdom and write our own version of the good life based on maximising positive meaningful experiences that can generate new social benefits not least greater tolerance for different ways of lifeHappiness isn't what you're told It's what you. Paul Dolan is a psychologist and this is an educated and well researched book but it is for everyone to read as it is truly fascinating We have a social norm set up for us and we strive to be happy by achieving that norm and woe betide you if you deviate in any way But Mr Dolan suggests that to be really happy we need to move from a culture of please to one of just enough He believes we should have respect for people who choose to live their lives to a different set of rules and look to them for ways to increase our own happiness There is a stigma associated with trying to conform to a narrative and falling short and there is a separate stigma from not trying to conform in the first placeThis is a book that should be read by all sorts of people but maybe most by those who feel there is to life than the latest gadgets or trends but don t know where to turn to find purposeI was given a copy of this book by Netgalley in return for an honest review

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Happy Ever After Escaping the Myth of the Perfect Life Escaping the Harmful Stories about How to Live

Get a good education be successful get married have kids and look after your health This is what we're told will make us happy But what if these stories are doing harm than goodIn Happy Ever After bestselling happiness expert Professor Paul Dolan draws on gro. Dolan writes about how the dominant social narratives restrict our idea of what we have to do with our lives and suggests that sometimes happiness is to be found outside of them His topics include education wealth marriage and children Some of the statistics he uotes are truly arresting eg twice as many people in the US compared to the UK are seemingly willing to be miserable in order to be wealthy

Free download ß PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ê Paul Dolan

Undbreaking research and data to bust the common myths about happiness and show that the path to fulfilment is actually far unexpected than we thought With straight talking wisdom he invites us to reappraise our values free our minds from the 'narrative traps. The claims is Some common beliefs of what leads to happiness held by society just aren t backed up by data Duh