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  • Happiness and Other Small Things of Absolute Importance

  • By: Haim Shapira
  • Narrated by: Richard Lyddon
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
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By: Haim Shapira
Narrated by: Richard Lyddon
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Summary

We all want to be happy, but what is happiness? Haim Shapira navigates the terrain of happiness, exploring and contemplating an eclectic range of theories and insights into the conflicts we face on our journey to creating our own happiness.

What is your happiest moment? How can you know it? Do we waste time, or does time waste us? Are questions about meaning truly meaningful? What’s really important? 

Drawing on literary and philosophical sources ranging from Alice in Wonderland and The Little Prince to Leo Tolstoy, King Solomon, and Friedrich Nietzsche, Haim Shapira invites us to challenge our perspectives on happiness and provides us with alternative ways to appreciate what is important. As Haim concludes, it is in the spaces between the possible paths we might take that we are able to find a place of grace and where the things that matter to us will light our way. The choice is ours.

©2016 Haim Shapira (P)2019 Watkins Publishing

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This book doesn’t give you the answers. Instead it poses questions for you to think about what happiness means to you personally. I enjoyed all the Russian literature and little prince references too