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The Other Side of Happiness: Embracing a More Fearless Approach to Living Paperback

The Other Side of Happiness: Embracing a More Fearless Approach to Living Paperback

$16.00

'Pain is bad, right? In this fascinating book, Brock Bastian will convince you otherwise. Drawing on both vivid everyday examples and surprising laboratory findings, he shows how pain, suffering, and struggle give us pleasure, make us kinder, focus our thoughts, and give our life meaning' Paul Bloom, author of Against Empathy

In today's culture, happiness has become the new marker of success, while hardships are viewed as personal weaknesses, or problems to be fixed. We increasingly try to eradicate pain through medication and by insulating ourselves from risk and offence, despite being the safest generation to have ever lived. Yet in his research, renowned social psychologist Brock Bastian has found that suffering and sadness are neither antithetical to happiness nor incidental to it: they are a necessary ingredient for emotional well-being.

Product details

  •  Paperback | 208 pages
  •  129 x 198 x 12mm | 157g
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  •  London, United Kingdom
  •  English
  •  Reprint
  •  0141982101
  •  9780141982106


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