Do you want
to be perfect? Or do you want to be happy?
laboring under our own and society’s expectations to be perfect in every way—to
look younger, to make more money, to be happy all the time. But according to
Tal Ben-Shahar, the New York Times bestselling
author of Happier, the pursuit of perfect may
actually be the number-one internal obstacle to finding happiness.
cutting-edge research in the field of positive psychology—the scientific
principles taught in his wildly popular course at Harvard University—Ben-Shahar
takes us off the impossible pursuit of perfection and directs us to happiness,
richness, and true fulfillment. He shows us the freedom derived from not trying
to do it all right all the time and the real lessons that failure and painful
emotions can teach us. He provides exercises for self reflection, meditations,
and “Time-Ins” to help you rediscover what you really want out of life.
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Introduction: The Perfect Trap
Chapter 1: Benevolent Jealousy
Chapter 2: The Upside of Anxiety
Chapter 3: Ordinary Expectations
Chapter 4: Don’t Just Get Over It
Chapter 5: Understanding the Unknowable
Chapter 6: Succeeding at Failing
Chapter 7: Permission to Feel
Chapter 8: The Law of Identity
Chapter 9: The Platinum Rule