If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Happy?
Author: Raj Ragnhunathan
If you want to pursue authentic happiness, the place to start just might be this exceptional book by Raj Raghunathan, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin. His course on happiness is the number one course on all of the MOOC’s (Massively Open Online Courses).
His book is nicely structured with the Seven Deadly Sins that prevent true happiness, (Devaluing Happiness, Chasing Superiority, Desperation for Love, Being Overly Controlling, Distrusting Others, Passionate/Indifferent Pursuit of Passion, and Mind Addiction) each matched with a habit for enhancing your true happiness (Prioritizing Happiness, Pursuing Flow, The Need to Love and Give, Gaining Internal Control, Exercising “Smart Trust,” Dispassionate Pursuit of Passion, and Mindfulness).
What I learned is that happiness has a lot to do with the way we think about our lives, careers and relationships. Framing our thinking correctly can dramatically enhance our happiness and enjoyment of our lives.
This is one of the smartest, most practical, applicable book on the subject of happiness I have had the pleasure to read. I highly recommend it!