This is what I’m reading at the moment. I have a habit of reading three to four books at a time and I realized that it was pointless because I couldn’t focus on learning and retaining what each individual one had to teach me. I’m starting over with my reading game and the first book I’m diggin is FLOW by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. This book takes a scientific approach to the highly coveted but ever fleeting feeling of happiness. He points out that happiness is not merely an emotionally sparked feeling, but there’s more involved. Mihaly offers key principles and uses history and solid facts to explain the habits of humanity and it’s evolution over the centuries in terms of happiness and motivation. The content really surprised me pleasantly and I’m recommending it to all of my friends! If you pick it up shoot me an email and let me know what you think.
Here’s a tiny taste…
“When people try to achieve happiness on their own, without the support of faith, they usually seek to maximize pleasures that are either biologically programmed in their genes or are out as attractive by the society in which they live. Wealth, power and sex become the chief goals that give direction to their strivings. But the quality of life cannot be improved this way. Only direct control of experience, the ability to derive moment-by-moment enjoyment from everything we do, can over-come the obstacles to fulfillment.”
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