The Conquest of Happiness

The Conquest of Happiness is Bertrand Russell s recipe for good living First published in 1930, it pre dates the current obsession with self help by decades Leading the reader step by step through the causes of unhappiness and the personal choices, compromises and sacrifices that may lead to the final, affirmative conclusion of The Happy Man , this is popular philosopThe Conquest of Happiness is Bertrand Russell s recipe for good living First published in 1930, it pre dates the current obsession with self help by decades Leading the reader step by step through the causes of unhappiness and the personal choices, compromises and sacrifices that may lead to the final, affirmative conclusion of The Happy Man , this is popular philosophy, or even self help, as it should be written.
The Conquest of Happiness The Conquest of Happiness is Bertrand Russell s recipe for good living First published in it pre dates the current obsession with self help by decades Leading the reader step by step through the

  • Title: The Conquest of Happiness
  • Author: Bertrand Russell
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    Bertrand Russell

    Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM, FRS, was a Welsh philosopher, historian, logician, mathematician, advocate for social reform, pacifist, and prominent rationalist Although he was usually regarded as English, as he spent the majority of his life in England, he was born in Wales, where he also died.He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1950 in recognition of his varied and significant writings in which he champions humanitarian ideals and freedom of thought.

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    • Roy Lotz said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 13:02 PM

      In adolescence, I hated life and was continually on the verge of suicide, from which, however, I was restrained by the desire to know more mathematics. Now, on the contrary, I enjoy life; I might almost say that with every year that passes I enjoy it more.Like many people, I suspect, I find Russell an extremely agreeable person. And though he is, no doubt, several orders of magnitude cleverer than I am, I still identify very strongly with him. Perhaps this is only wishful thinking, but the more [...]

    • AhmadEbaid said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 13:02 PM

      "غرضي أن أقترح علاج لحالة التعاسة اليومية والتي يعاني منها أغلب الناس في البلدان المتحضرة, والتي لا تحتمل؛ بسبب عدم امتلاكها سبب خارجي واضح, فهي تبدو لا مفر منها"يتخصص الكتاب في معالجة التعاسة التي تصيب الأفراد ذوي سعة العيش أصحاب الحياة الكريمة. من أول الكتاب سيتسرّب لعقلك ا [...]

    • peiman-mir5 rezakhani said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 13:02 PM

      ‎دوستانِ گرانقدر، این کتابِ ارزشمند، از 304 صفحه تشکیل شده، و شاملِ دو بخشِ "موجباتِ بدبختی" و "در اسبابِ خوشبختی"، میباشد زنده یاد «برتراند راسل» بزرگوار، مطالبِ خود در قالبِ 17 فصل بیان کرده است که مهمترین آنها عبارتند از: محبت-سرگرمی- کار- حسادت- رقابت- ترس- نشاط- خستگی**************** [...]

    • Tristan said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 13:02 PM

      One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.Bertrand Russel, cheery scientist and one of the greatest minds and personalities of the era, explains his take on human happiness and what keeps most of us from it most of the time. He explains this from a purely rational and non-theistic perspective, taking nothing for granted. This is NOT a self-help book, bu [...]

    • Firdevs said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 13:02 PM

      Cover deki çikolatalı çilek bile fazlasını kurtaramadı sanırım ben kişisel gelişim sevmiyorum

    • Tara said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 13:02 PM

      I was so excited to read this book, because I love Bertrand Russell. I still love Bertrand Russell. It's just too bad that his view of humanity is so narrow-minded in this work. His descriptions of people, of society make you go "whaaaaat?", and while it could be chalked up to the fact that it was written nearly eighty years ago, I think there's more to it. Russell displayed enormous depth and understanding when he wrote "A History of Western Philosophy" a decade later, and I think time really i [...]

    • umberto said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 13:02 PM

      I read this second-hand hardcover (1930) bought at the National Book Fair XXXVI in Bangkok in 2008 and found Russell's views on happiness practical and witty. Russell famously wrote so clearly and contributively to the world that he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950 (another similar case is, I think, Sir Winston Churchill), therefore, his writing style is still worth studying and applying in one's narration.Let me show you some interesting quotes from this book:No one is surpris [...]

    • Andrei Tamaş said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 13:02 PM

      Russell susţine că al societăţii cheag aduce nefericirea omului. Spun "societate" în sens de civilizaţie, adică ansamblul normelor care impun buna ei desfăşurare şi care, adesea, ciopârţesc din libertatea metafizică a omului (mă refer nu la libiertatea socială, ci la acea libertate subiectivă de care vorbea Hayek). În acest sens, motto-ul, citat din Walt Whitman, este sugestiv: Cred că m-aş întoarce să trăiesc cu animalele,Sunt atât de placide şi sigure de sine,Stau şi m [...]

    • Mohamed Fawzy said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 13:02 PM

      إن كنت تكره _مثلي_ الكُتب المُسماة خطأ ً كتب التنمية البشرية على شاكلة "عشرةُ مفاتيح للسعادة". إنت كنت لا تقدرُ _مثلي أيضًا_ على الدراسة المُتخصصة البحتة للسعادة من الجانب الفلسفي والنفسي والإجتماعي أيضًا فلا تتردد لحظة في قراءة هذا الكتاب الرائع :)

    • Yasmine Alfouzan said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 13:02 PM

      I had my doubts: how can a privileged white, male philosopher tell me, a modern-day female minority about the conquest of happiness via a book that was written before my dad was born? How could we possibly have anything in common? Color me surprised. It's striking how relevant his writing is, to our society today.I started reading this book after a stressful year in my life where I got too caught up with feelings of anxiety and lack of achievement despite working hard most days. I will not go th [...]

    • Jesse said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 13:02 PM

      Russell was very right to title this quintessential self-help book with the word "conquest", since happiness is hardly a thing that emanates from the heavens down to your precious soul - unfortunately, the opposite view has held sway for a couple thousand years. Consequently, many average people do as they're told, expecting happiness to come to them if they are obedient, i.e enjoy mainstream media, conform one's behavior to outside groups, etc. Yet, everything of human worth is precisely outsid [...]

    • Ebru said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 13:02 PM

      Kitaptan notlar:- Hiçbir insanın gücü sınırsız olamayacağı için, doyumsuz olanlar eninde sonunda aşamayacakları engellerle karşılaşacaklardır.- Ölçülü güç, mutluluğu arttırabilir, ama amaç olarak benimsenirse, dışımızda olmasa bile içimizde mutlaka felakete yol açar.- Akıllı adam, koşulları elverdiğince mutlu olur ve evreni anlamaya çalışırken acı duymaya başladığı noktada, başka düşüncelere geçer.- Güzel şeylerin tadını sevdiğinin yanında [...]

    • Si said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 13:02 PM

      Written in Russell’s usual say-it-like-it-is style, The Conquest of Happiness gets straight to the point with an incisive view of how to be happy, that is as apt today as when it was written nearly 50 years ago.The book is split into two halves: the first describing the main causes of unhappiness, and the second, well I think you can guess that it’s the causes of happiness.To summarise: live in the present; enjoy the small things; don’t compete with others; avoid boredom, yet aim for moder [...]

    • Safa Fatima said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 13:02 PM

      A transcendent experience, I could relate so much, it was like looking into the mirror, it called to me. A genuine book, calling it a self-help book wouldn't do it justice.I don't know what happiness is, but Russell sure has taught me how to get there. His methods and views were so understandable, his logic irrefutable. Being a man of Science, his observations remain so accurate, I was blown away. I loved his observations about people in Science, they seemed so close to the truth. A Mathematicia [...]

    • Pvw said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 13:02 PM

      It is always refreshing to hear exact scientists give their opinions about life or sociological matters. I find them a lot more refreshing than the usual quick guide to happiness by some psychologist, or the energy-inside-yourself babble by a spiritual charlatan.Already from the introduction you understand that Russell is not writing this to make some easy money: he clearly wants to just pass on ideas that have worked for him, and that may be useful for others as well.The book consists of two se [...]

    • Cărți și călătorii said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 13:02 PM

      Dacă e să ne luăm numai după titlu, ne-am gândi probabil la încă o carte de self-help, ca zecile sau poate sutele de astfel de cărți apărute în ultimii ani pe bandă rulantă. Dar domnul în vârstă, distins și bonom de pe copertă parcă ne-ar spune că nu e chiar așa.Matematician, logician, filozof și scriitor britanic, laureat al premiului Nobel pentru literatură în 1950, Bertrand Russel a strâns în volumul de față câteva observații de bun simț și sfaturi bazate pe pr [...]

    • هالةْ أمين said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 13:02 PM

      رغم أن راسل فيلسوف إلا أنه يستطيع الكتابة بشكل يضمن معه أن تصل مؤلفاته لأكبر عدد ممكنأسباب التعاسة عند راسل متمثلة في:المنافسة، الحسد، السأم، هوس الاضطهاد، الخوف من الرأي العام والتعبأما أسباب السعادة متمثلة في:اللذة، العائلة، العاطفة العمل والتوجه اللاذاتيولقد تحدث في كل [...]

    • Qurban said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 13:02 PM

      its a wonderful read . with great insight and indepth studyof human behaviour the author identifies what makes a man happy or unhappy. And the solutions he offer are practicable and easy to adopt if one so one wants. its a must read for all book lovers and for those who are interested in the study of human charcter.

    • Barbod said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 13:02 PM

      چقدر یک انسان میتونه اندیشمند باشه و با آثار خودش برای سایر انسانها در طول تاریخ مفید باشه؟؟؟ برتراند راسل بینظیر نوشته این کتاب رو

    • Francisco H. González said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 13:02 PM

      Russell escribió este ameno ensayo filosófico que bebe de lo cotidiano y de lo mundano en 1930 y algunas cosas que se dicen en el mismo ya están anticuadas. La premisa es que este libro, además de que no está muy claro que nos permita conquistar la felicidad, va dirigido a todo aquel que tiene una vida aceptable, cómoda, que no pasa penurias ni enfermedades, que vive en países democráticos. Así, la labor de Russell es una cuestión, no diría cosmética, pero que se reduce a una serie d [...]

    • Kecia said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 13:02 PM

      I had to keep in mind that this book was written in 1930 by man who lived within the confines of the privileged class of white privilege. If I hadn't kept that in mind the racism and sexism would have made this book intolerable. I had to grit my teeth and move along at times.I'm not sure Russell could write this book today, even without the racism/sexism. It would probaly be better suited in 2013 to a blog than a book. He goes through all the of the reasons he sees for unhappiness and then throu [...]

    • Jo-Ann Zhou said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 13:02 PM

      One of the greatest chicken soup for the soul books I read so far, though frankly I haven't read a lot. The book was first published in 1930, which still applies to present life. It's an art to be happy, life long class. Below is what I quote from the book:What I disagreed:"A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy can live."What I agreed:"Nothing is so exhausting as indecision, and nothing is so futile."1) "Remember that your mot [...]

    • Mahrous said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 13:02 PM

      أعتقد أن برتراند رسل هو فيلسوفي المفضل حتى الان وهو قول يحمل كثير من المبالغة. فهو كقولك العدس طعامك المفضل وأنت لم تأكل غيره في حياتك. ولكني تذوقت فلاسفة اخرين ولم أستطعم مثله

    • Ezgi Tülü said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 13:02 PM

      Son 50 sayfası boyunca süründükten sonra, en sonunda Mutlu Olma Sanatı'nı bitirdiğimi gururla söyleyebiliyorum. Başlarken kitabın eğlenceliden ziyade öğretici olacağının bilincindeydim, zaten kitaba başlama sebebim de aslında biraz buydu. İlgimi çekmeyen kısımlarında okumakta zorlansam da, genel olarak bana güzel şeyler kattığını ve farklı bakış açıları sunduğunu düşünüyorum. Hayatımda uygulamaya geçirmeyi özellikle istediğim 1-2 düşünce var.

    • محمد علي said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 13:02 PM

      اولا هذا ليس كتاب تنميه بشريه اوشيء من هذا القبيل بل كتاب للفيلسوف الكبير برتراند راسلمقتطفاتاما الرجل الغني في هذه الايام فانه من نوع مختلف فهو لا يقرا ابدا واذا كان يقتني مجموعات من اللوحات الفنيه بقصد زياده شهرته فاللذه التي يجنيها من هذه اللوحات ليست لذه النظر اليها بل ل [...]

    • Farhan Khalid said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 13:02 PM

      Unhappiness, why?Day-to-day unhappiness from which most people in civilized countries suffer, and which is all the more unbearable because having no external cause, it appears inescapableI believe this unhappiness to be very largely due to mistaken views of the world, mistaken ethics, mistaken habits of lifeExtrospectionGradually I learned to be indifferent to myself and my experienceI came to centre my attention increasingly upon external objectsSinsSins are committed by everyone or no oneThe m [...]

    • P.J. Sullivan said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 13:02 PM

      Bertrand Russell was the quintessential rational man. In this book he applies rationality to psychology in a systematic examination of human thinking and motivations. Without denying the importance of external social forces, he concerns himself here with only those factors which lie within the power of the individual mind to change.Discussing the psychological causes of unhappiness, he concludes that preoccupation with self is the chief culprit. The personality should be directed outward. The in [...]

    • Kate said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 13:02 PM

      I read it because I'm into happiness books these days, but this one felt curiously dated (it came out in 1930). Its traditional philosophical approach and voice just isn't my thing. However, if you can borrow it from the library or a friend--or if you can read a portion of it in a bookstore--it's worth reading Chapter 11: Zest.His argument is that "the most universal and distinctive mark" of happiness is zest, which he essentially defines as a love of and curiosity about life. I like the way he [...]

    • Zhiyar Qadri said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 13:02 PM

      insightful and lovely reflections of a genius on happiness #Mustreadfinding our Anchors that genuinely give us gratefulness and zest for life is what matters.Top 2 lessons to remember:1- graceful accepting of an objective life however counterintuitive it maybe.2- I will only put my favorite colors on my canvas

    • Debbie Madrid said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 13:02 PM

      I think this book has very wise insights of life and the way we should be living. I read it in parts to be able to absorb the information inside which is a lot.I agree with most of his points of view.

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