Learn to Be
YES . . . according to the teacher of Harvard
University’s most popular and life-changing
course. One out of every five Harvard students
has lined up to hear Tal Ben-Shahar’s
insightful and inspiring lectures on that
ever-elusive state: HAPPINESS.
Grounded in the revolutionary “positive psychology” movement,
Ben-Shahar ingeniously combines scientific studies, scholarly research, self-help advice, and spiritual enlightenment. He weaves them together into a set of principles that you can apply to your daily life. Once you open your heart and mind to Happier ’s thoughts, you will feel more fulfilled, more connected . . . and, yes, HAPPIER.
“Dr. Ben-Shahar, one of the most popular teachers in Harvard’s recent history, has written a personal, informed, and highly enjoyable primer on how to become happier. It would be wise to take his advice.”
Ellen J. Langer, author of Mindfulness and On Becoming an Artist
“This fine book shimmers with a rare brand of good sense that is imbedded in scientific knowledge about how to increase happiness. It is easy to see how this is the backbone of the most popular course at Harvard today."
Martin E. P. Seligman, author of Authentic Happiness
If you're a “rat racer,” who lives in
the hope of being happy in the future, and yet is
unable to enjoy the here-and-now . . .
If you're a “hedonist,” who finds
some pleasure in the good things in lifegood
wine, good food, good companyand yet is
unable to enjoy lasting fulfillment . . .
If you're a “nihilist,” who’s completely
given up on finding happiness . . .you can learn to be happier!
Thousands of Harvard University students have
discovered that you can become happier. They
learned the secret to lasting fulfillment from
acclaimed teacher Tal Ben-Shahar’s class on
positive psychologya branch of psychology
that combines the latest scientific research with
good old common sense. Now you can join his
class and learn how positive psychology can
make you happier right nowno lottery windfall,
job promotion, or new love required.
Think of Happier as your own personal
workbook. As you read each chapter’s illuminating
discussion on happiness and incorporate
its simple exercises into your daily routine, you
will see every aspect of your life with new eyes
and a new sense of purpose.
When you learn how to live for today and
for tomorrow at the same time, you learn how to
balance your immediate personal needs with
long-term goals and enjoy life as you never have
Tal Ben-Shahar is the New York Times Bestselling author of Happier. He taught the most popular course in Harvard and is currently writing, consulting, and lecturing worldwide on positive psychology and leadership. He holds his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and BA in Philosophy and Psychology from Harvard.