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Publisher's Summary

Happiness. This is probably the most sought-after emotion in the world and yet somehow, despite our abundance of wealth, increase in health and freedom from tyrannical oppression it seems to have grown more elusive. We have confused our quest to find inner peace with our desires for success and financial gain. Again and again the world transmits a message that if you work really hard you will become really successful and from there happiness will be a by-product that just follows naturally. People in the rich industrialized countries are now wealthier than they have been at any time in our history and yet all the evidence points to the fact that we are now unhappier than we have ever been.
What can it be that we are getting wrong? Why is it that depression levels, even among adolescents, are skyrocketing? We are not the first people to go in search of the answers to this problem. It is an age-old dilemma that dates back thousands of years but which seems to be reaching a crisis level at the moment. The last 50 years have seen huge leaps forward in our knowledge of the workings of the human brain and the psychology associated with it. Science has already answered many of the questions we have in regard to happiness and as you delve deeper into this book you are going to learn that your happiness levels are not just something that happen to you or are the result of the circumstances in which you find yourself. You can develop your brain's receptiveness to happiness in much that same way as you are able to develop your physical stamina: through discipline and effort combined with some education as to how the mind works.
©2016 Will Ng (P)2016 Will Ng
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4 out of 5 stars
By AvidListener on 04-24-17

Great to Listen Daily

Where does Happiness rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Of all the audiobooks I've purchased, I have to say I listen to this the most. It is uplifting and short enough to play as I do my morning routine. It sets the mood for the whole day.

Who was your favorite character and why?

This is a self-development book, so there is no "character" to relate to.

Which character – as performed by Naomi Kim – was your favorite?

N/A - again, not that kind of book. She reads in a way that is pleasant and in an encouraging way which suits as a narrator of this book.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Each of the steps to happiness were inspiring but the middle part was especially favorable because the narrator spoke in a conversational tone and that moved me to action.

Any additional comments?

I like the narrator's tone, pitch, and how she enunciates the words in a natural manner. A lot of the narrators may have feelings but they mumble a lot which makes it hard to follow as a listener.

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