It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
Lucky for her, Ms. Rubin is rich. Unfortunately for me, a lot of the things that I need “happiness help” with aren’t anywhere in the book. What about chores? Money? Must be nice to not have to think about those things. Overall, Rubin has done a great job of curating research, lists and quotes that are relevant, timeless and helpful. A few of these are scattered in the book, but the bulk of the great advice is in The Happiness Project and on her wonderful website.
The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom is an unbelievably well-written, thought-provoking book and a model of literary science writing.