As described in Bertrand Russell’s book The Conquest of Happiness, Byronic unhappiness is the idea that unhappiness is the only rational alternative, happiness being for ignorant fools.
In The Conquest of Happiness, Bertrand Russell describes ways to escape from unhappiness and find happiness. This video and post focus on the first chapter, focusing on how self-absorption causes unhappiness.
This is a review of the book Levels of Energy by Frederick Dodson. This book describes a scale of emotional states, generally from better to worse. In this respect, it is much like the Emotional Tone Scale of Scientology, which I consider to be the one good idea in Scientology …
In the second chapter of Gross National Happiness: Why Happiness Matters for America–and How We Can Get More of It, Arthur C. Brooks says the data shows that religious people are happier than secular people. What should we make of this?
I’ve now read the first chapter of Gross National Happiness by Arthur C. Brooks, which says that the data shows that conservatives are generally happier than liberals. Before I evaluate this, let me emphasize what it is not saying. It is not saying that every conservative is happier than every liberal, nor is it saying that conservatives are more right than liberals.