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I kept losing track of the topic due to the author's endless spiraling tangents with politics, personal anecdotes and social views layered in. If I hadn't volunteered to listen, I would have stopped even earlier. From boredom. The author obviously worked hard on this. I simply couldn't bear to sit through the last hour.
Pros: Highly educated author references other faiths than Christianity on a regular basis. Thank you!
Obviously well-researched, if not well organized.
Cons: Combined with the narrator's textbook style (great voice, but read in a voice suited to calculus or chemistry lectures), this became the sermon from Hades.
The author's perpetual sermonizing and politicizing became painful after a few hours. Imagine the dullest, most wandering sociology lecture you ever sat through...
Takeaway: I found my own happiness by analyzing where this text went wrong so that I try to avoid putting anyone else through such an endless session of torturously tangled tangents.
I was really looking forward to listening to this as the author has other offerings out that with good reviews. Hopes dashed, alas. Unless you're a fan, pass on this one.
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He takes concepts from Buddhism , Sikhism and Christianity and pulls out their teachings on the way we humans falter in keeping our innate happiness . He presented it in 5 chapters with 5 thieves of happiness. What I found missing in this book, was a discussion on the way we pursue self soothing , whether that is eating, drinking, sex, shopping, or anger outbursts. These steal happiness, most certainly