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The Other Side of Happiness: Embracing a More Fearless Approach to Living

The Other Side of Happiness: Embracing a More Fearless Approach to Living

作者 : Brock Bastian

出版社 : Allen Lane

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定價 : NT 599

售價 : NT599

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「痛苦是不好的,對吧?但在這本很棒的書中,布洛克‧巴斯提恩會說服你事實並不是如此」─羅伯‧布倫,《失控的同理心》作者

「布洛克‧巴斯提恩很有技巧地打破正向思考的潮流,證明掙扎和受苦對一個認真的生命都是必要的元素」─亞當‧格蘭特,《給予》作者


對現代人來說,一個成功的人生就必須要是很正面很快樂的,因此我們將痛苦是為弱點,想盡辦法都要將之連根拔除,但是透過研究,心理學家布洛克‧巴斯提恩發現,痛苦和快樂並不是對立的,兩個都是心理健康不可缺少的因素。

人生中有很多關鍵時刻都是在快樂和痛苦中取得平衡,例如找到人生中的真愛、迎接第一個小孩、跑完一場馬拉松,這些過程中伴隨著的痛苦,都讓我們更能感受到快樂,因為這些磨練讓我們更強壯、更有韌性,更了解哪些才是真正重要的事。

巴斯提恩結合研究結果和實例,告訴讀者一味追求正向思考反而讓我們變得悲慘,勇敢擁抱生命中的苦難,取得平衡,才是美好人生的真諦。


'Pain is bad, right? In this fascinating book, Brock Bastian will convince you otherwise. Drawing on both vivid everyday examples and surprising laboratory findings, he shows how pain, suffering, and struggle give us pleasure, make us kinder, focus our thoughts, and give our life meaning. Bastian is a brilliant researcher and deep thinker and THE OTHER SIDE OF HAPPINESS is a delight to read' Paul Bloom, author of AGAINST EMPATHY 'Brock Bastian skilfully shatters the zeitgeist of positive thinking, showing how struggle and suffering are vital elements of a life well lived' Adam Grant, author of ORIGINALS and OBTION B with Sheryl Sandberg 'If you're tired of all the simple minded books telling you to just cheer up and be happy, this is the book for you!' Roy F. Baumeister, author of WILLPOWER: REDISCOVERING THEGREATEST HUMAN STRENGTH 'Explains why hardship sometimes yields richer lives that are laden with meaning, deep social connections, and unexpected bliss. A beautifully written and important book that should be required reading for anyone who's ever wondered why well-being so oftenflourishes in unexpected places' Adam Alter, author of DRUNK TANK PINK In today's culture, happiness has become the new marker of success, while hardships are viewed as personal weaknesses, or problems to be fixed. We increasingly try to eradicate pain through medication and by insulating ourselves from risk and offence, despite being the safest generation to have ever lived. Yet in his research, renowned social psychologist Brock Bastian has found that suffering and sadness are neither antithetical to happiness nor incidental to it: they are a necessary ingredient for emotional well-being. Drawing on psychology, neuroscience and internationally acclaimed findings from Bastian's own lab, The Other Side of Happiness encourages us to take a more fearless approach to living. The most thrilling moments of our lives are often balanced on a knife edge between pleasure and pain, whether it is finding your true love, holding your new-born for the first time, finishing a marathon or even plunging into an icy sea. This is because pain and the threat of loss quite literally increase our capacity for happiness, as Bastian reveals, making us stronger, more resilient, more connected to other people and more attuned to what truly matters. Pain even makes us more mindful, since in our darkest moments we are especially focused and aware of the world around us. Our addiction to positivity and the pursuit of pleasure is actually making us miserable. Brock Bastian shows that, without some pain, we have no real way to achieve and appreciate the kind of happiness that is true and transcendent.
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