Providing a mind-changing exploration of the inherent problems with our fixation on material possessions, control over our lives, and independence from others, Eyre responds with a unique and engaging counterpoint on how to switch to the joy-giving alternatives of serendipity, stewardship and interdependence and thus live a more verdant and abundant life. Packaged in a unique "flip-over" format, the first half of The Happiness Paradox explores today's challenges to happiness. The second half of the book, when flipped over, explores The Happiness Paradigm: How A New View Can Turn Your Life Right-Side Up.
Eyre, author of Teaching Your Children Values, The Entitlement Trap, and The Turning, uses his engaging and highly personal style to walk us through a mental paradigm shift that can change our lives. An impactful and illuminating exploration of how what we seek impacts our well-being, The Happiness Paradox/The Happiness Paradigm is one of the most unique books ever written about our search for lasting joy.
About the Author
Richard and Linda Eyre are New York Times #1 bestselling authors whose writing career has spanned four decades and whose books have sold in the millions. They have appeared on virtually all major national talk shows, including Oprah and Today, and have seen their books translated into a dozen languages.
"For decades, Richard and Linda Eyre’s books have inspired spouses and parents around the world to keep their families strong. Now Richard turns his focus to the much-discussed topic of human happiness and creates a whole new perspective on where real joy comes from—and where it doesn’t."
—J.W. Marriott, Jr.
"There is no dearth of happiness books these days, but most of them just flit around the edges of the subject. This book goes to the heart—to the crux—and asks us to make a fundamental flip in how we see things and what we go after."
—Stephen M.R. Covey, The Speed of Trust
"The Happiness Paradox is thought-provoking, engaging and well-written. Readers will appreciate Eyre's use of a wide variety religious and philosophical authorities—there is truly something for everyone in this book. The message resonates in today's workaholic culture that rewards hard work and stress with, well, more hard work and stress."