As others have said, this is a great book. Jonathan Haidt mines psychology, philosophy, religion and science. He draws from diverse religious traditions: ancient Egypt, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The result is a clearly written treatise on that slippery subject: happiness for humans. An atheist himself, he nevertheless recommends that agnostic liberals consider what is of value in the thinking of right wing religious conservatives, and convincingly demonstrates why. He does indeed reach a logical and satisfying conclusion about how we can achieve happiness. His scholarship is impeccable; the depth and breadth of his knowledge truly impressive. Yet it’s a very well-structured book that is easy to understand. Should be required reading. Now... all that remains is to put it’s teachings into practice.