Progress Paradox How Life Gets Better While People Feel Worse

ISBN-10: 0812973038

ISBN-13: 9780812973037

Edition: 2003

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In The Progress Paradox, Gregg Easterbrook draws upon three decades of wide-ranging research and thinking to make the persuasive assertion that almost all aspects of Western life have vastly improved in the past century–and yet today, most men and women feel less happy than in previous generations. Detailing the emerging science of “positive psychology,” which seeks to understand what causes a person’s sense of well-being, Easterbrook offers an alternative to our culture of crisis and complaint. He makes a compelling case that optimism, gratitude, and acts of forgiveness not only make modern life more fulfilling but are actually in our self-interest. An affirming and constructive way of seeing life anew, The Progress Paradox will change the way you think about your place in the world–and about our collective ability to make it better.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/9/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Introduction
The Great Story of Our Era: Average People Better Off
Practically Everything Getting Better
Why the Good News Scares People
Portable Carpeted Dog Steps
More of Everything Except Happiness
Stress--It's Nature's Plan
How to Gain Your Mind
Selfish Reasons to Become a Better Person
Beyond Credit Cards and SUVs
Changing Our World
Changing Their World
It's Never Too Late
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index
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