Project 10:15 20 Mar 2021

Happiness in simple things: 5 books about relationships, emotions, and aesthetics of joy

Striving for a happy life is a common desire of humanity. Every year on March 20, the International Day of Happiness is celebrated, which recognizes the need for happiness for everyone. We offer you 5 books on how to feel happier every day.

"In Simple Words. How To Understand Your Emotions" by Mark Livin, Illia Poludionnyi

Простими словами. Як розібратися у своїх емоціях

Different human feelings are the foundation of psychological balance and harmony. The modern world teaches us to live mainly with the mind, not the senses. The book "In Simple Words" is a kind of guide to yourself, from which you'll understand the origin of your own emotions.

What is happiness? There's no specific formula, but one can call happiness a set of emotions and feelings, such as joy, pleasure, peace, euphoria. According to the authors, if a person feels unhappy, it's worth looking into what area of ​​life or your emotions dissatisfaction arose. The modern idea of ​​happiness is harmful because it's unattainable. Wandering the pages of social media in search of examples of happiness, a person feels only alienation and guilt for envy. What's the secret of a meaningful life full of sense, then? Mark Livin and Illia Poludionnyi explain everything in simple words.

"Our main thesis: feelings are a form of feedback to the world for our true essence. It's like an internal chat with yourself, where messages come when something is wrong, or vice versa, everything is great. 'You've been sad for several days. Please note this.'"

This publication is available in Ukrainian and Russian. The English translation hasn’t been produced yet. Support us to make the translation faster - follow the link for instructions


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