A Guide to the Good Life

A Guide to the Good Life
The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy

by William B. Irvine

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2008-11-04
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780199792627
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One of the great fears many of us face is that despite all our effort and striving, we will discover at the end that we have wasted our life. In A Guide to the Good Life, William B. Irvine plumbs the wisdom of Stoic philosophy, one of the most popular and successful schools of thought in ancient Rome, and shows how its insight and advice are still remarkably applicable to modern lives. In A Guide to the Good Life, Irvine offers a refreshing presentation of Stoicism, showing how this ancient philosophy can still direct us toward a better life. Using the psychological insights and the practical techniques of the Stoics, Irvine offers a roadmap for anyone seeking to avoid the feelings of chronic dissatisfaction that plague so many of us. Irvine looks at various Stoic techniques for attaining tranquility and shows how to put these techniques to work in our own life. As he does so, he describes his own experiences practicing Stoicism and offers valuable first-hand advice for anyone wishing to live better by following in the footsteps of these ancient philosophers. Readers learn how to minimize worry, how to let go of the past and focus our efforts on the things we can control, and how to deal with insults, grief, old age, and the distracting temptations of fame and fortune. We learn from Marcus Aurelius the importance of prizing only things of true value, and from Epictetus we learn how to be more content with what we have. Finally, A Guide to the Good Life shows readers how to become thoughtful observers of their own lives. If we watch ourselves as we go about our daily business and later reflect on what we saw, we can better identify the sources of distress and eventually avoid that pain in our life. By doing this, the Stoics thought, we can hope to attain a truly joyful life.

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  • Publisher : Milkyway Media
  • Release : 2018-09-08
  • Pages : 31
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy (2008) by William B. Irvine is a practical handbook for adopting a Stoic approach to daily living. The term “Stoic” may conjure images of austere philosophers indifferent to their circumstances and cut off from emotional response... Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

The Good Life

The Good Life
A Guide to Buddhism for the Westerner

by Gerald Roscoe

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 62
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Happiness

Happiness
A Guide to a Good Life, Aristotle for the New Century

by Jean Vanier

  • Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
  • Release : 2011-11-21
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1628723475
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Using Aristotle as his launching pad, a contemporary philosopher explores, in the context of today’s world, the notion of happiness and how each of us might best obtain it. To be happy, to know true happiness, is the profound desire of every man and woman. Jean Vanier, author of the international bestseller Becoming Human, offers a contemporary, practical application of philosophy that is simple without being simplistic, probing without being dogmatic. This thoughtful, intelligent, and lucidly written book marries classical thought to contemporary challenges, nourishing and stimulating both heart and mind.

How to Live a Good Life

How to Live a Good Life
A Guide to Choosing Your Personal Philosophy

by Massimo Pigliucci,Skye Cleary,Daniel Kaufman

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2020-01-07
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0525566155
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A collection of essays by fifteen philosophers presenting a thoughtful, introductory guide to choosing a philosophy for living an examined and meaningful life. A VINTAGE ORIGINAL Socrates famously said "the unexamined life is not worth living," but what does it mean to truly live philosophically? This thought-provoking, wide-ranging collection brings together essays by fifteen leading philosophers reflecting on what it means to live according to a philosophy of life. From Eastern philosophies (Daoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism) and classical Western philosophies (such as Aristotelianism and Stoicism), to the four major religions, as well as contemporary philosophies (such as existentialism and effective altruism), each contributor offers a lively, personal account of how they find meaning in the practice of their chosen philosophical tradition. Together, the pieces in How to Live a Good Life provide not only a beginner's guide to choosing a life philosophy but also a timely portrait of what it means to live an examined life in the twenty-first century.

A Guide to the Good Life

A Guide to the Good Life
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by Lewis King

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-05-02
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Have you always wanted to live the good life? Do you often wonder how others are able to achieve professional and personal success in life while you get left behind? Do you want to find out how to overcome adversity, get rid of negative thoughts, develop good habits, and achieve success in life? Lewis King's A Guide to the Good Life will show you how.Learn how to: - Transform negative thoughts into positive action- Build inner confidence- Set goals in life- Improve self disciplineDon't wait any longer. Get started today towards your journey towards the good life

Stoicism

Stoicism
A Guide to the Good Life

by Lewis Bennett

  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 2018-11-19
  • Pages : 86
  • ISBN : 9781729777954
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Our purpose is to live a meaningful live, and for that matter, there's an Art to Living. Do you need some clarity? Do you fear that after all your effort and strive, you'll discover at the end that you have wasted your life? Is this modern world making you feel constantly frustrated, distracted, anxious or stuck? Do you want to put some meaning to your life? Stoicism is one of the most popular and successful schools of thought in ancient Rome and its powerful wisdom is still relevant Today. The problems faced by the average Greek or Roman citizen were, at their core, fundamentally no different than the ones that vex us Today, for they are based upon the same old negative emotions: fear, jealousy, anxiety, greed and so forth. They wrestled with these issues on a daily basis, and used Stoicism to successfully conquered them and live the Good Life. Today we can do the same. The purpose of this manual of to let you take advantage of the Stoic wisdom and learn how to minimize worry, how to let go of the past and focus our efforts on the things we can control and how to deal with the distracting temptations of fame and fortune. After reading STOICISM: A Guide to the Good Life, you'll find yourself feeling less reactive, more intentional, more disciplined and more in control of life. Everybody would benefit from having a philosophy of life, even if it is not Stoicism. You don't have to become a Stoic to take advantage of its great benefits; since even the most basic principles of this philosophy are extremely insightful. So this guide is for anyone looking to simply improve his/her life. This book is your prescription for a better living. Go grab your copy now.

The Good Life

The Good Life
A Guide to Healthy Living in New Zealand

by Merren Parker

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN : 9780330271363
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Spiritual Renegade's Guide to the Good Life

A Spiritual Renegade's Guide to the Good Life
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by Lama Marut

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-06-05
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1451672810
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Start a Revolution, Incite Happiness! Delivered with fearless candor and disarming humor, Lama Marut introduces a simple set of exercises that offers a revolutionary yet wholly practical approach to creating and sustaining happiness in a complex modern age. Integrating the ancient teachings of Tibetan Buddhism into the everyday grind, A Spiritual Renegade’s Guide to the Good Life presents a fresh take on our quest for a joyful existence. Each chapter includes an action plan designed to elicit true happiness and forge a clear path toward fulfillment. You’ll learn how to: • transform problems into opportunities; • set yourself free from fear and anxiety; • unburden yourself of past resentment; • create an action plan for true happiness. Further explore the concepts of a spiritual renegade lifestyle through Microsoft Tags within this book, which link to online videos of Lama Marut discussing each of his concepts firsthand. This book is bound to disrupt your suffering, disturb your dissatisfaction, and elicit a deep-seated contentment. Happiness is in your hands.

A Guide to the Good Life

A Guide to the Good Life
Insight from Ecclesiastes

by Jon Ludovina

  • Publisher : Midtown Columbia
  • Release : 2013-09
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 9780989944106
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What will truly deliver The Good Life? Can we get there by buying new things? Experiencing new things? Being respected by more people? Accomplishing more feats? Making more money? Most anything we do or say is built on the premise that everyone deserves The Good Life. The bible doesn't tell us we shouldn't search for happiness, but rather that we're not searching hard enough. In the book of Ecclesiastes, Solomon tries to find The Good Life in most any way possible. He attempts riches, wisdom, pleasure, accomplishments, respect, and most anything else we could think of--and comes up empty. He discovers that the truest Good Life is not found in things on earth, but in seeing everything in light of eternity. How can we truly discover The Good Life? Guide includes weekly study guides, group discussion guides, family guides, daily devotionals, and much, much more!

The Good Life

The Good Life
A Guide to Creating a Life You Love

by Georgia Perry

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-10
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9781925811797
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bixology: Cocktails, Culture, and a Guide to the Good Life

Bixology: Cocktails, Culture, and a Guide to the Good Life
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by Eve O'Neill,Doug "Bix" Biederbeck

  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release : 2009-03-25
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9780811867078
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From San Francisco supper club Bix comes this stylish miscellany for cocktail lovers, foodies, and arts aficionados. Packed with fun facts, fascinating lists, and bon mots, it also includes recipes for classic drinks and the bar foods that go with them. Prepare to be entertained by the Ten Essential Books for Food Lovers, the origin of "on the rocks," or a Champagne primer, from brut to cuve. With color photographs and illustrations, Bixology lets the good times roll.

Copenhagen

Copenhagen
The Good Life; a Guide to the Usual & Unusual

by Helen Yuet Ling Pang,Herb Lester

  • Publisher : Herb Lester Assoc
  • Release : 2017-02-16
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9781910023310
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Small and tightly focused. Herb Lesters guides are concise city tours in a handy fold-out format that slips neatly into an intrepid travellers pocket.

The Best Things in Life

The Best Things in Life
A Guide to What Really Matters

by Thomas Hurka

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2010-12-03
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9780199752614
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For centuries, philosophers, theologians, moralists, and ordinary people have asked: How should we live? What makes for a good life? In The Best Things in Life, distinguished philosopher Thomas Hurka takes a fresh look at these perennial questions as they arise for us now in the 21st century. Should we value family over career? How do we balance self-interest and serving others? What activities bring us the most joy? While religion, literature, popular psychology, and everyday wisdom all grapple with these questions, philosophy more than anything else uses the tools of reason to make important distinctions, cut away irrelevancies, and distill these issues down to their essentials. Hurka argues that if we are to live a good life, one thing we need to know is which activities and experiences will most likely lead us to happiness and which will keep us from it, while also reminding us that happiness isn't the only thing that makes life good. Hurka explores many topics: four types of good feeling (and the limits of good feeling); how we can improve our baseline level of happiness (making more money, it turns out, isn't the answer); which kinds of knowledge are most worth having; the importance of achieving worthwhile goals; the value of love and friendship; and much more. Unlike many philosophers, he stresses that there isn't just one good in life but many: pleasure, as Epicurus argued, is indeed one, but knowledge, as Socrates contended, is another, as is achievement. And while the great philosophers can help us understand what matters most in life, Hurka shows that we must ultimately decide for ourselves. This delightfully accessible book offers timely guidance on answering the most important question any of us will ever ask: How do we live a good life?

Money and Happiness

Money and Happiness
A Guide to Living the Good Life

by Laura Rowley

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2005-03-11
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 047172856X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Praise for Money & Happiness "Laura Rowley makes us all understand the money-happinessconnection in our own lives so that we spend our time and ourefforts wisely. She gets to the heart of why money can bringfeelings of stress, joy, and freedom, and Rowley offers insightthat every reader can use to make smarter decisions that will leadto living a rich life in every possible definition of theterm." --Lucy Danziger, Editor in Chief, Self magazine "This is a wry and companionable guide to getting your finances inbetter sync with your values, and who wouldn't be enriched bythat?" --Melinda Henneberger, Contributing Editor, Newsweek "Money and Happiness takes cold, hard, financial information andwarms it up through the voice of your best friend. You'll find outhow to achieve your life dreams, and avoid money nightmares. Thecost of this book may be the best investment you'll evermake." --Kevin McKinley, CFP, author of Make Your Kid a Millionaire andhost of public radio's On Your Money "Let Laura Rowley guide you to a rational and rewarding life byhelping you re-order your approach to your financial well-being.This book covers all the dimensions you need to know about how toplan properly for your reality. She teaches that you need not beloaded to be happy. And she shows you how to set, then achieve,your goals. For your sanity, Rowley is a welcome antidote to thewave of materialism washing over our culture." --Allan Dodds Frank, Bloomberg Television

Live Like A Stoic

Live Like A Stoic
52 Exercises for Cultivating a Good Life

by Massimo Pigliucci,Gregory Lopez

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2019-05-09
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1473562457
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The answers to our daily worries and anxieties – big or small – lie at the heart of Stoic philosophy. Live Like a Stoic is the essential guide to help us live the good life. It offers a year-long programme of 52 weekly exercises aimed at mastering an array of real-life troubles. Full of practical lessons and sections for journaling, it provides all the tools needed to overcome any life obstacles we might face. Massimo Pigliucci and Gregory Lopez have created a unique, personalised Stoic curriculum for a lifetime of practice, showing how relevant this ancient philosophy is to modern life.

The Art of the Good Life

The Art of the Good Life
Clear Thinking for Business and a Better Life

by Rolf Dobelli

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2017-11-02
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1473667496
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The indispensable life manual from the author of the international bestseller, The Art of Thinking Clearly. 52 intellectual short-cuts for wiser thinking and better decisions, at home and at work. They may not guarantee you a good life, but they'll give you a better chance. Since the dawn of civilization, we've been asking ourselves what it means to live a good life: how should I live, what will truly make be happy, how much should I earn, how should I spend my time? In the absence of a single simple answer, what we need is a toolkit of mental models, a guide to practical living.

The Good and the Good Book

The Good and the Good Book
Revelation as a Guide to Life

by Samuel Fleischacker

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2015
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN : 0198733070
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Religions that centre around a revelation - or a 'good book', which is seen as God's word - are widely regarded as irrational and dangerous, based on outdated science and conducive to illiberal, inhumane moral attitudes. Samuel Fleischacker offers a powerful defence of revealed religion, and reconciles it with science and liberal morality.

The Southerner's Handbook

The Southerner's Handbook
A Guide to Living the Good Life

by Editors of Garden and Gun

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2013-10-29
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0062242423
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Whether you live below the Mason Dixon Line or just wish you did, The Southerner’s Handbook is your guide to living the good life. Curated by the editors of the award-winning Garden & Gun magazine, this compilation of more than 100 instructional and narrative essays offers a comprehensive tutorial to modern-day life in the South. From Food and Drink to Sporting & Adventure; Home & Garden to Style, Arts & Culture, you'll discover essential skills and unique insight from some of the South’s finest writers, chefs, and craftsmen—including the secret to perfect biscuits, how to wear seersucker, and to the right way to fall off of a horse. You'll also find: Roy Blount Jr. on telling a great story; Julia Reed on the secrets of throwing a great party; Jonathan Miles on drinking like a Southerner; Jack Hitt on the beauty of cooking a whole hog; John T Edge on why Southern food matters; and much more. As flavorful, authentic, and irresistible as the land and the people who inspire it, The Southerner's Handbook is the ultimate guide to being a Southerner (no matter where you live).

The Stoic Challenge: A Philosopher's Guide to Becoming Tougher, Calmer, and More Resilient

The Stoic Challenge: A Philosopher's Guide to Becoming Tougher, Calmer, and More Resilient
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by William B. Irvine

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2019-09-03
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0393652505
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A practical, refreshingly optimistic guide that uses centuries-old wisdom to help us better cope with the stresses of modern living. Some people bounce back in response to setbacks; others break. We often think that these responses are hardwired, but fortunately this is not the case. Stoicism offers us an alternative approach. Plumbing the wisdom of one of the most popular and successful schools of thought from ancient Rome, philosopher William B. Irvine teaches us to turn any challenge on its head. The Stoic Challenge, then, is the ultimate guide to improving your quality of life through tactics developed by ancient Stoics, from Marcus Aurelius and Seneca to Epictetus. This book uniquely combines ancient Stoic insights with techniques discovered by contemporary psychological research, such as anchoring and framing. The result is a surprisingly simple strategy for dealing with life’s unpleasant and unexpected challenges—from minor setbacks like being caught in a traffic jam or having a flight cancelled to major setbacks like those experienced by physicist Stephen Hawking, who slowly lost the ability to move, and writer Jean-Dominique Bauby, who suffered from locked-in syndrome. The Stoics discovered that thinking of challenges as tests of character can dramatically alter our emotional response to them. Irvine’s updated “Stoic test strategy” teaches us how to transform life’s stumbling blocks into opportunities for becoming calmer, tougher, and more resilient. Not only can we overcome everyday obstacles—we can benefit from them, too.