The Importance of Living

Author: Yutang Lin

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542941303

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Page: 544

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The Importance of Living is also known as the Art of Living, is one of the master works written by Lin Yutang in English, a renowned Chinese writer and translator during the period of the Republic of China. It is ranked as two major representative works of Lin Yutang along with "My Country and My People", both are written by Lin Yutang in English. The Importance Living describes all of the aspects of life of the Chinese in comparison with the Westerners. Including the life style, way of thinking, life habits, values, etc. It is crowned as "Life Bible" and called a "John Day Book". To live gracefully and meaningfully, the Book is a good reference. The text of the Book is the complete original text of the book published for the first time in 1937.
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Living Well with Dementia

The Importance of the Person and the Environment for Wellbeing

Author: Shibley Rahman

Publisher: Radcliffe Press

ISBN: 9781908911971

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

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"This unique guide provides a much needed overview of dementia care. With a strong focus on the importance of patients and families, it explores the multifaceted meaning behind patient wellbeing and its vital significance in the context of national policy.
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Books for Living

Author: Will Schwalbe

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0385353545

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Presents a highly personal celebration of reading, sharing impassioned recommendations for specific books that can offer guidance through daily life.
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Lin Yutang - The Importance Of Living

Author: Lin Yutang

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1446549070

Category: Philosophy

Page: 480

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This is a personal testimony, a testimony of my own experience of thought and life. It is not intended to be objective and makes no claim to establish eternal truths. In fact I rather despise claims to objectivity in philosophy; the point of view is the thing. I should have liked to call it “A Lyrical Philosophy,” using the word “lyrical” in the sense of being a highly personal and individual outlook. But that would be too beautiful a name and I must forego it, for fear of aiming too high and leading the reader to expect too much, and because the main ingredient of my thought is matter-of-fact prose, a level easier to maintain because more natural. Very much contented am I to lie low, to cling to the soil, to be of kin to the sod. My soul squirms comfortably in the soil and sand and is happy, Sometimes when one is drunk with this earth, one’s spirit seems so light that he thinks he is in heaven. But actually he seldom rises six feet above the ground. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Absolutely Should-Less

The Secret to Living the Stress-Free Life You Deserve

Author: Damon L. Jacobs

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1614484023

Category: Self-Help

Page: 146

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Let go of your doubts, fears and worries with this motivational guide for anyone who wants to find true contentment and happiness. Imagine a day in which you wake up, get out of bed, and go about your daily business without a single “should” getting in the way of how you feel about yourself, your appearance, other people, or the world around you. Absolutely Should-Less invites you into such a world, offering seven proven steps toward a happier and more peaceful life. If you have ever experienced any stress or sadness from looking in the mirror and telling yourself you should lose weight, make more money, think smarter, look better, or be any different from who you are today, then you are suffering the consequences of devastating “shoulds”—and this is just the book for you. It won’t magically change your life, but it will change your mind—allowing you to appreciate where you are now, know what you truly want, and go after your goals from a place of security, confidence, and clarity.
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Going Solo

The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone

Author: Eric Klinenberg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143122770

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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A sociologist explores the demographic rise in people who are living alone, including interviews with young professionals, middle-aged singles, the divorced and the elderly and discovers that they are more engaged in social and civic life than their married counterparts. 25,000 first printing.
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Between Tears and Laughter

Author: Lin Yutang

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447485769

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Written during the second world war as a bitter plea for the west to change its perspective of the world order. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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The Cost of Living

A Working Autobiography

Author: Deborah Levy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1635571928

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

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A searching examination of all the dimensions of love, marriage, mourning, and kinship from two-time Booker Prize finalist Deborah Levy. To strip the wallpaper off the fairy tale of The Family House in which the comfort and happiness of men and children has been the priority is to find behind it an unthanked, unloved, neglected, exhausted woman. The Cost of Living explores the subtle erasure of women's names, spaces, and stories in the modern everyday. In this "living autobiography†? infused with warmth and humor, Deborah Levy critiques the roles that society assigns to us, and reflects on the politics of breaking with the usual gendered rituals. What does it cost a woman to unsettle old boundaries and collapse the social hierarchies that make her a minor character in a world not arranged to her advantage? Levy draws on her own experience of attempting to live with pleasure, value, and meaning--the making of a new kind of family home, the challenges of her mother's death--and those of women she meets in everyday life, from a young female traveler reading in a bar who suppresses her own words while she deflects an older man's advances, to a particularly brilliant student, to a kindly and ruthless octogenarian bookseller who offers the author a place to write at a difficult time in her life. The Cost of Living is urgent, essential reading, a crystalline manifesto for turbulent times.
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Human Dignity

A Way of Living

Author: Peter Bieri

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745689051

Category: Philosophy

Page: 300

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Dignity is humanityï¿1⁄2s most prized possession. We experience the loss of dignity as a terrible humiliation: when we lose our dignity we feel deprived of something without which life no longer seems worth living. But what exactly is this trait that we value so highly? In this important new book, distinguished philosopher Peter Bieri looks afresh at the notion of human dignity. In contrast to most traditional views, he argues that dignity is not an innate quality of human beings or a right that we possess by virtue of being human. Rather, dignity is a certain way to lead oneï¿1⁄2s life. It is a pattern of thought, experience and action ï¿1⁄2 in other words, a way of living. In Bieriï¿1⁄2s account, there are three key dimensions to dignity as a way of living. The first is the way I am treated by others: they can treat me in a way that leaves my dignity intact or they can destroy my dignity. The second dimension concerns the way that I treat other people: do I treat them in a way that allows me to live a dignified life? The third dimension concerns the view that I have of myself: which ways of seeing and treating myself allow me to maintain a sense of dignity? In the actual flow of day-to-day life these three dimensions of dignity are often interwoven, and this accounts in part for the complexity of the situations and experiences in which our dignity is at stake. So, why did we invent dignity and what role does it play in our lives? As thinking and acting beings, our lives are fragile and constantly under threat. A dignified way of living, argues Bieri, is humanityï¿1⁄2s way of coping with this threat. In our constantly endangered lives, it is important to stand our ground with confidence. Thus a dignified way of living is not any way of living: it is a particular way of responding to the existential experience of being under threat. It is also a particular way of answering the question: What kind of life do we wish to live? This beautifully written reflection on our most cherished human value will be of interest to a wide readership.
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Create Dangerously

The Immigrant Artist at Work

Author: Edwidge Danticat

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307946509

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 208

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A New York Times Notable Book A Miami Herald Best Book of the Year In this deeply personal book, the celebrated Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat reflects on art and exile. Inspired by Albert Camus and adapted from her own lectures for Princeton University’s Toni Morrison Lecture Series, here Danticat tells stories of artists who create despite (or because of) the horrors that drove them from their homelands. Combining memoir and essay, these moving and eloquent pieces examine what it means to be an artist from a country in crisis. BONUS MATERIAL: This edition includes an excerpt from Edwidge Danticat's Claire of the Sea Light.
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A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: Joseph Campbell Foundation

ISBN: 1611780063

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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One of Joseph Campbell's most popular, most quoted works, A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living is a treasure trove of insight and inspiration, thought-provoking in its depth, poetic in its scope.Drawn from a month-long workshop at the world-famous Esalen Institute held in celebration of the scholar's eightieth birthday, the Companion captures Campbell at his best: wise, funny, intelligent and inspiring.
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Living Fit

Make Your Life Count by Pursuing a Healthy You

Author: Ronnie Floyd

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 146278156X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

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Life is a gift from God. Living Fit: Make Your Life Count by Pursuing a Healthy You, was written to equip you for living a healthy life, in all areas of your life. Author and pastor Ronnie Floyd will help you pursue a healthy tomorrow... spiritually, physically, relationally, financially, and emotionally. People often take life for granted, rather than considering its importance. While the length of your life is out of your hands, the quality is not. God has given you the opportunity and the responsibility, in large part, to make your life count by pursuing a healthy you. Living Fit is a journey—through this book, and beyond. Why not begin this journey today?
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The Art of Living

Peace and Freedom in the Here and Now

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062434721

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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In troubled times, there is an urgency to understand ourselves and our world. We have so many questions, and they tug at us night and day, consciously and unconsciously. In this important volume Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh——one of the most revered spiritual leaders in the world today——reveals an art of living in mindfulness that helps us answer life’s deepest questions and experience the happiness and freedom we desire. Thich Nhat Hanh presents, for the first time, seven transformative meditations that open up new perspectives on our lives, our relationships and our interconnectedness with the world around us. Based on the last full talks before his sudden hospitalization, and drawing on intimate examples from his own life, Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how these seven meditations can free us to live a happy, peaceful and active life, and face ageing and dying with curiosity and joy and without fear. Containing the essence of the Buddha’s teachings and Thich Nhat Hanh’s poignant, timeless, and clarifying prose, The Art of Living provides a spiritual dimension to our lives. This is not an effort to escape life or to dwell in a place of bliss outside of this world. Instead, this path will allow us to discover where we come from and where we are going. And most of all, it will generate happiness, understanding, and love, so we can live deeply in each moment of our life, right where we are.
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The Power of Now

A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

Author: Eckhart Tolle

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577313119

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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To make the journey into the Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. From the very first page of Eckhart Tolle's extraordinary book, we move rapidly into a significantly higher altitude where we breathe a lighter air. We become connected to the indestructible essence of our Being, “The eternal, ever present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death.” Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle uses simple language and an easy question and answer format to guide us. A word of mouth phenomenon since its first publication, The Power of Now is one of those rare books with the power to create an experience in readers, one that can radically change their lives for the better.
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From Pagan to Christian

Author: Yutang Lin

Publisher: Cleveland [Ohio] : World Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Authors, Chinese

Page: 251

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Thoughtful analysis for the general reader of a philosopher's passage from the Chinese heritage of Confucianism and Buddhism to Christianity.
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The 100-Year Life

Living and Working in an Age of Longevity

Author: Lynda Gratton,Andrew Scott

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472930169

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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What will your 100-year life look like? Does the thought of working for 60 or 70 years fill you with dread? Or can you see the potential for a more stimulating future as a result of having so much extra time? Many of us have been raised on the traditional notion of a three-stage approach to our working lives: education, followed by work and then retirement. But this well-established pathway is already beginning to collapse – life expectancy is rising, final-salary pensions are vanishing, and increasing numbers of people are juggling multiple careers. Whether you are 18, 45 or 60, you will need to do things very differently from previous generations and learn to structure your life in completely new ways. The 100-Year Life is here to help. Drawing on the unique pairing of their experience in psychology and economics, Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott offer a broad-ranging analysis as well as a raft of solutions, showing how to rethink your finances, your education, your career and your relationships and create a fulfilling 100-year life. · How can you fashion a career and life path that defines you and your values and creates a shifting balance between work and leisure? · What are the most effective ways of boosting your physical and mental health over a longer and more dynamic lifespan? · How can you make the most of your intangible assets – such as family and friends – as you build a productive, longer life? · In a multiple-stage life how can you learn to make the transitions that will be so crucial and experiment with new ways of living, working and learning? Shortlisted for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award, The 100-Year Life is a wake-up call that describes what to expect and considers the choices and options that you will face. It is also fundamentally a call to action for individuals, politicians, firms and governments and offers the clearest demonstration that a 100-year life can be a wonderful and inspiring one.
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Living History

Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743222259

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 567

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The author chronicles her eight years as First Lady of the United States, looking back on her husband's two administrations, the challenges she faced during the period, the impeachment crisis, and her own political work.
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