3 out of 4 stars
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Happiness is all we want, it is what we as humans strive for. Happiness is described as an inner quality, a state of mind. It is addressed in this self-help book by Ashutosh Mishra, to whom has transformed many lives. Through his techniques and tools to obtain a more purposeful life.
The book's purpose is to help individuals understand the importance of well-being. To have ambition but how to achieve it without losing peace and happiness. It explains how people are in a constant rat-race, and how Modern Life seems to diverge from well-being. This book shows you easy techniques to follow so that you can enjoy your achievements. It focuses on modern life and certain obstacles that may prevent you from reaching your happiness. An example would be the so-called Tech Traps, referring to the media’s influence on relationships and what to do about it.
It is divided into 3 parts, of in-depth teachings of the individual parts of our existence. What I enjoyed in the book was that the author Mishra shared personal experiences and perspectives of other individuals. With the purpose of changing your mindset. It provides many helpful tips on how to use the book. To read it continuously to get an idea of the overall framework and to choose the best course of action. I do enjoy the anecdotes in each chapter, the author calls them Happiness moments. A slight deviation from the practical tips but a simple reminder to embody gratitude, and enjoy the simple things in life.
I benefited greatly from the book. It is witty, informative and compassionate. However, the list-based format in the introduction may not be very engaging for readers. It does provide a wish-list framework which is composed of positive thinking. It would be like journaling which is very beneficial, keeping a record of your goals. The Wishlists are in different aspects of life, like physical well-being, relationships, wealth and so on. It is very realistic and relatable that is why I'd Rate it 3 out of 4. It is different, provided that its relatable information deviates from the ordinary self-help books. In that, it compares the mind to a monkey and involves Indian philosophy. Most self-help books have included teachings from Buddhism, the meditation part of it.
Readers of self-help books can be common people experiencing life and working to maintain their health and happiness. Occasional readers of this genre will understand that a little bit of information can go a long way. The book helps to incorporate self-development into our everyday lives. It motivates people to find their personal oasis of well-being, and stability. To take time, learn and absorb that which has been given.
Happiness is All We Want!
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