Life is great and worth experiencing instead of stalling your thoughts and actions till you work out what it is suppose to mean. This question is uncovered time and time again as people's stumbling block in the book. Perspective is a great thing and understanding many perspectives still is a goal worth pursuing to get more out of your life. I am not right or wrong I just have my perspectives. Thanks for so many more Jonathan
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.