Reviews from 12/2014

Happiness

Book reviewed by Rob Mason on 3 December 2014

Can we ever be happy?  It does seem as though people are at least temporarily happy in some instances, they may have arranged to move to new accommodation or they’ve just met somebody they like and that person in turn, likes them.  Perhaps they’ve been accepted for a job they applied for.  The only problem is that these are really only passing fancies and any joy we experience can be relatively short lived.  Arthur Schopenhauer the German philosopher believed that our natural condition is one of suffering because our desires are…Read