More of Everything, Except Happiness
Depression up 10-fold in 50 years.
25% experience more depression in their lives.
Why Happiness is Important?
Happy people commit fewer crimes, donate more to charity, perform more volunteer
Chapter 7: How to Gain Your mind
Mindless sexual urges
Consciousness is steeped in self-delusion
Human nature dominated by instinctual, unconscious, and irrational forces
Human is selfish; at war w/ self both internally and externally; aggressiv
Ch. 8 Selfish Reasons to Become a Better Person
finds that people who take a grateful attitude toward life, counting their blessings
rather than inventorying their complaints, tend to be healthier, happier, and more
successful than ot
Ch. 9 Beyond Credit Cards and SUVs
Positive Psychology isnt easy
Forgiveness, gratitude, conviviality, and related mental states are active conditions that
require effort to achieve.
Nothing is easier to attain than a bitter outlook on life.
Too much f
1. What is the major cause of the population boom in the past half century? (ch. 1)
2. Why are the Danes the happiest people in the world? (ch. 1 video clip)
3. Households are smaller, yet household income is up. Explain. (ch. 1)
4. Have air and water pol
Your home has appreciated an average of 4% annually since you bought it twelve years ago. If
you paid $186,000 for it, how much is it worth now?
CPT FV = 297792
How much would you have to put down on a home costing $330,000 if