By Michael Foley
In a wry tackle how modern tradition is antithetical to happiness, Michael Foley paints a philosophical yet highly enjoyable portrait of the cultural landscape—and comes up smiling
The excellent news is that the nice thinkers from heritage have proposed a similar recommendations for happiness and fulfillment—the undesirable information is that those become the very issues such a lot discouraged via modern tradition. This knotty problem is the topic of Michael Foley's wry and obtainable research into how the fascinating states of health and pride are consistently undermined via smooth life. He examines the elusive situation of happiness universal to philosophy, non secular teachings, and modern psychology, then exhibits how those have gotten more and more tough to use in an international of excessive expectancies. the typical demanding situations of incomes a dwelling, conserving a courting, and getting older have gotten battlegrounds of existential angst and self-loathing in a tradition that calls for conspicuous intake, high-octane partnerships, and perpetual early life. finally, instead of denouncing and rejecting the age, Foley provides an enjoyable technique of not only accepting yet embracing today's world—finding happiness in its absurdity.