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Author Burkeman, Oliver.

Title The antidote : happiness for people who can't stand positive thinking / Oliver Burkeman
Published Melbourne : The Text Publishing Company, 2012


Description 1 online resource (278 pages)
Contents Cover; About the Author; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Epigraph; Contents; 1 On Trying Too Hard to Be Happy; 2 What Would Seneca Do?; 3 The Storm Before the Calm; 4 Goal Crazy; 5 Who's There?; 6 The Safety Catch; 7 The Museum of Failure; 8 Memento Mori; Epilogue Negative Capability; Acknowledgements; Notes
Summary In an approach that turns decades of self-help advice on its head, Oliver Burkeman explains why positive thinking serves only to make us more miserable, and why 'getting motivated' can exacerbate procrastination. Comparing the personal philosophies of dozens of 'happy' people -- among them philosophers and experimental psychologists, Buddhists and terrorism experts, New Age dreamers and hard-headed business consultants -- Burkeman uncovers some common ground. They all believe that there is an alternative 'negative path' to happiness and success that involves coming face-to-face with, even embracing, precisely the things we spend our lives trying to avoid
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-225) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Happiness.
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Positive psychology.
Negativity (Philosophy)
Negativity (Philosophy)
Positive psychology
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781921921483