Item description for The Nature of Happiness (Little Book Matters) by Desmond Morris...
What is happiness? Here, one of the world's foremost behavioral scientists tackles this age-old question. He shows that there are many ways of achieving happiness; for example, there is the inherent happiness that comes with the love of a child; the competitive happiness of triumphing over your opponents; the sensual happiness of the hedonist. Rather than preaching a particular behavior or way of life, Morris provides knowledge that we can use, if we wish, to make ourselves happier.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.77" Width: 5.43" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.57 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2006
Publisher Little Books
ISBN 1904435289 ISBN13 9781904435280
Availability 0 units.
More About Desmond Morris
Desmond Morris is a world-renowned zoologist and the author of many books on animal and human behavior, including Leopard, Owl, and Monkey, all also published in Reaktion Books's animal series.
Desmond Morris was born in 1928.
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transient happiness Jan 1, 2007
The author does give excellent brief reviews of the ways of acheiving happiness, but the reader should remember he is defining happiness as a relatively transient feeling of joy. He is not talking about a meaningful life and a more profound view of lasting happiness. He is actually very skeptical about even the possibility of lasting happiness.
Quick, enjoyable read Apr 12, 2005
Morris is one of my favorite authors because he provides such intelligent insights into human behavior. This book was no different. The Nature of Happiness is a small book (about a 2 hour read or so). However, as a biologist specializing in mammalian behavior, Morris does not use psycho-bable in this book. Rather, he gives practical information that one can use to find more happiness.