Now published for the first time in book form, Very Good Lives offers J.K. Rowling's words of wisdom for anyone at a turning point in life, asking the profound and provocative questions: How can we embrace failure?
Author: J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Hachette UK
In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a deeply affecting commencement speech at Harvard University. Now published for the first time in book form, Very Good Lives offers J.K. Rowling's words of wisdom for anyone at a turning point in life, asking the profound and provocative questions: How can we embrace failure? And how can we use our imagination to better both ourselves and others? Drawing from stories of her own post-graduate years, the world-famous author addresses some of life's most important issues with acuity and emotional force.
Author: Jennifer Wilson MulnixPublish On: 2015-05-25
In other words, if we believe that happiness consists in either experiencing
pleasure or being satisfied with life, then plugging into the machine will
guarantee us happiness. So why not plug in? Is it because we are afraid that we
wouldn't really ...
Author: Jennifer Wilson Mulnix
Publisher: Broadview Press
Happy Lives, Good Lives offers a thorough introduction to a variety of perspectives on happiness. Among the questions at issue: Is happiness only a state of mind, or is it something more? Is it the same for everyone? Is it under our control, and if so, to what extent? Can we be mistaken about whether we are happy? What role, if any, does happiness play in living a good life? Is it sometimes morally wrong to pursue happiness? Should governments promote happiness through public policy? Asking and answering these questions is worthwhile not only as an intellectual exercise, but also as a means of gaining practical insight into how best to pursue a happy life.
A second reason is that it is plausible to suppose that there are many kinds of very good lives. Some great philosophers (for example Aristotle) have talked as if
there is only one kind. If one comes to think that this is a mistake, then a natural ...
Author: Joel Kupperman
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
Category: Conduct of life
Joel Kupperman provides an engaging introduction to theories of the good life by exploring the strengths and weakness of six simple statements of what a good life should be. Drawing on classic Chinese, Indian, Greek and Roman sources, Kupperman considers the various ways in which one might think about the values that are worth aiming for, and shows that no simple account can adequately express all that a good life can be.
If a person took a considerable amount of intrinsic attitudinal pleasure in things
other than his sensory pleasures (and there were no counterbalancing pains),
IAH might judge that he had a very good life, while DH might assign it a much
Author: Fred Feldman
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Since ancient times, hedonism has been one of the most attractive and controversial theories. In this text, the author presents a careful, modern formulation of hedonism, defending the theory against some of the most important objections.
The author is parents, her si baby), and her The author is proud to know Ana, her
parents, her sisters (including the new baby), and her brothers as very special
friends. friends. About the Author: uthor: Steve Little lives in Marion, arion,
Author: Steve Little
Story by Steve Little, author of children?s stories and railroad histories. Illustrations by Lydia Orange, college freshman and first-time illustrator. What?s it like in the twenty-first century to live in a Central American village so small and remote that it doesn?t even appear on many maps? What?s it like for a family of seven to live in a small two-room house with no electricity, no inside running water, and no glass windows? A visitor on a mission team from North Carolina spoke with a girl in La Gracia, Belize on her 11th birthday. Read her amazing, powerful, and inspiring words. You will look at your own life and conditions in a different way. You may even want to do more than you ever thought about before.
My problem with Al Friendly came a few weeks later, when I discovered that the
lead story in the Outlook Section was a long (and very good) profile of the man I
had discovered, Alfred Kohlberg. It was bylined Alfred Friendly, not Benjamin C.
Author: Ben Bradlee
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This is the witty, candid story of a daring young man who made his own way to the heights of American journalism and public life, of the great adventure that took him at only twenty years old straight from Harvard to almost four years in the shooting war in the South Pacific, and back, from a maverick New Hampshire weekly to an apprenticeship for Newsweek in postwar Paris, then to the Washington Bureau chief’s desk, and finally to the apex of his career at The Washington Post. Bradlee took the helm of The Washington Post in 1965. He and his reporters transformed it into one of the most influential and respected news publications in the world, reinvented modern investigative journalism, and redefined the way news is reported, published, and read. Under his direction, the paper won eighteen Pulitzer Prizes. His leadership and investigative drive following the break-in at the Democratic National Committee led to the downfall of a president, and kept every president afterward on his toes. Bradlee, backed every step of the way by the Graham family, challenged the federal government over the right to publish the Pentagon Papers—and won. His ingenuity, and the spirited reporting of Sally Quinn, now his wife, led to the creation of the Style Section, a revolutionary newspaper feature in its time, now copied by just about every paper in the country.
But the concept of the good life is already present in the opening chapter . The
statements in that chapter that God was satisfied with what he had created and
judged it all to be ' good ' ( țôb ) or ' very good ' must be regarded as
Author: R. Norman Whybray
Publisher: A&C Black
Can we know how the ancient Israelites lived 'the good life'? In his last work, Norman Whybray brings his considerable learning to this question in a social and theological study of the Hebrew Bible. He discovers that far from giving a faint or undifferentiated picture of 'the good life', the books of the Old Testament each yield a distinct impression of what this life entails, underpinned by divine guidance and protection. Comprehensive in scope, and marked by Professor Whybray's lucid thought and style, this book is a fitting addition to the work of an illustrious scholar. It will richly reward any reader interested in the social world as depicted in the Bible, and in God's relationship with it.
Now, let's start with who lives in a country? You mean people? And who governs
the country? You mean the government? What do they do? To serve the people. Very good, Tom. Well, this is quite straight forward really. How should they serve
Author: Tommy S. W. Wong
Publisher: Tommy S. W. Wong
This book is a sequel to "Masters of Life on Meaningful Living". Moving beyond meaningful living, this book explores how to live a good life and create a good society. In this book, a young man, Tom, has conversations with two gurus, Dick and Harry. Guru Dick epitomizes someone from a worldly society who emphasizes the importance of money and power. Guru Harry epitomizes someone from a spiritual society who considers living with peace, love, joy and harmony are more important. On living a good life, the gurus offer contrasting views on four aspects of life: (1) basic needs, (2) social needs, (3) sexual needs, and (4) longevity. On creating a good society, the gurus offer contrasting views on four aspects of society: (1) politics, (2) charity, (3) religion, and (4) remuneration. For those who are interested in living a good life and creating a good society, this book offers a fresh perspective!
A good life is a life well-lived, and well worth living. Prospects for a good life
There is a happy moral to this account of the good life: the good life is not hard to
get. The well-being side of the equation, after all, is very undemanding. Even the
Author: Daniel M. Haybron
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Happiness is an everyday term in our lives, and most of us strive to be happy. But defining happiness can be difficult. In this Very Short Introduction, Dan Haybron considers the true nature of happiness. By examining what it is, assessing its importance in our lives, and how we can (and should) pursue it, he considers the current thinking on happiness, from psychology to philosophy. Illustrating the diverse routes to happiness, Haybron reflects on contemporary ideas about the pursuit of a good life and considers the influence of social context on our satisfaction and well-being. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
... particular several little girls riding their ponies . They must have made a
charming picture against the verdant backdrop of fields and hedges , but the
doughty historian ' s social conscience was pricked , and all he could say was : “ Very well ...
Author: Yi-Fu Tuan
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
“[Tuan] explores answers to an old and unanswerable question: how should we live? . . . The Good Life is a little anthology of good feeling, touchstones of joy . . . These pleasures make the book a pleasure, not of conviction or belief, but of conversation's meandering exploration.”—New York Times Book Review “Tuan, after all, is one of the few geographers who can be read for pleasure, and by the public as well as by the professional. But read not merely for pleasure, nor yet to mark, learn, and inwardly digest. Rather, consider Tuan's challenge to identify your concept of the good life, and then try to construct that life.”—Environment and Planning D: Society and Space
Author: Rimpoche Nawang GehlekPublish On: 2002-10-01
He is also very goodnatured and generous to a fault, not minding at all when the
joke's on him. I have also learned a great deal from him, about all levels of the
Buddha Dharma, which he lives and breathes. It's in his mind as a philosophy, ...
Author: Rimpoche Nawang Gehlek
Who are we? Where did we come from? Where are we going? How do we get there? Many have asked these questions, and many have attempted to answer them. But there is another question Good Life, Good Death asks us to contemplate: how does the idea of life after death affect how we live our lives? Gelek Rimpoche tells stories of the mystical Tibet he lived in, as well as the contemporary America he is now a citizen of, and shares the wisdom of the great masters. He asks us to open our minds and see if we can entertain a bigger picture of life after life, even for a moment. He makes the connection between powerful emotions such as anger, obsession, jealousy and pride, and our past as well as our future.
I'm just really scared to leave him right now, because my family knows we're
engaged and I don't know how we're going to break this ... They can be very
charming on the outside and very abusing at home. ... I want to see us have a good life.
Author: Carol Dorr
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Social Science
Social Work Live accesses multiple approaches to student learning: experiential, visual, and auditory. Carol Dorr emphasizes the important role of self-reflection and critical thinking in social work practice by paying special attention to process recordings and observing how the social worker reflects on her own reactions in the moment with the client. Students also can appreciate the important role of reflecting on their own interventions with clients after their sessions, acknowledging what went well and what could have been done better. Social Work Live encourages a constructivist perspective to practice that calls attention to the many possible interpretations and approaches to working with clients. The classroom provides an ideal opportunity for students to explore with each other different ways of making meaning out of clients' stories and intervening with them.
this is true (CF14) If you had headed south, then Belinda might, with probability .
001, have lived, then your action was not very bad at all for her. I say that, if we
ever want to be able to talk about the good and bad effects of actions on
Author: I. Glenn Cohen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The identified lives effect describes the fact that people demonstrate a stronger inclination to assist persons and groups identified as at high risk of great harm than those who will or already suffer similar harm, but endure unidentified. As a result of this effect, we allocate resources reactively rather than proactively, prioritizing treatment over prevention. For example, during the August 2010 gold mine cave-in in Chile, where ten to twenty million dollars was spent by the Chilean government to rescue the 33 miners trapped underground. Rather than address the many, more cost effective mine safety measures that should have been implemented, the Chilean government and international donors concentrated efforts in large-scale missions that concerned only the specific group. Such bias as illustrated through this incident raises practical and ethical questions that extend to almost every aspect of human life and politics. What can social and cognitive sciences teach us about the origin and triggers of the effect? Philosophically and ethically, is the effect a "bias" to be eliminated or is it morally justified? What implications does the effect have for health care, law, the environment and other practice domains? This volume is the first to take an interdisciplinary approach toward answering this issue of identified versus statistical lives by considering a variety of perspectives from psychology, public health, law, ethics, and public policy.
great cricketer, once remarked, “It appears that Indian hockey players score goals
like cricket runs”. Dhyan Chand had, in fact, ... He started playing hockey in army
and soon turned into a very good hockey player. He was included in the Indian ...
Author: A. K. Kothari
Publisher: Pustak Mahal
The well-researched volume remains one of the most authoritative reference guides on the lives of great achievers of all times. Written in simple and lucid language,it offers biographical sketches of great artists, authors, scientists, scholars, spiritual masters, singers, statesmen,royalty, film stars, mystics, politicians, philosophers, thinkers, sportsmen etc. for ready reference.An ideal companion in leisure time, it also has great educational value as we learn many fascinating details about the lives of great men and women-providing us inspiration to do things differently and more confidently. At times such inspirations have more value than any other motivational factors. When we learn that Edison was a poor boy without any formal schooling, or Faraday was an apprentice at a stationery shop we feel greatly motivated and find a new confidence in ourselves.
Most of the time life is good; sometimes it is very good. We are pleased to be
alive. We are glad that we have existence rather than nonexistence. Something
within us drives us to keep on going. We seek what fulfillment and pleasure we
Ascesis and Technology The Foucauldian interpretation developed in the
previous results in a very specific reading of good life ethics. It does not reduce
the question of 'the good life' to issues concerning the 'quality of life.' Focusing on
Author: Philip Brey
Modern technology has changed the way we live, work, play, communicate, fight, love, and die. Yet few works have systematically explored these changes in light of their implications for individual and social welfare. How can we conceptualize and evaluate the influence of technology on human well-being? Bringing together scholars from a cross-section of disciplines, this volume combines an empirical investigation of technology and its social, psychological, and political effects, and a philosophical analysis and evaluation of the implications of such effects.
One exciting event was when my own son, Bill, who was only about 7 or 8 years
old got on the lift and because he was not very heavy it immediately lifted him off
the ground over 30 feet at some times. He held on for dear life and being a very ...
Author: William Russell
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Some families are blessed with parental leadership from a father and mother through two generations who provided love and a good philosophical foundation that led to a happy, successful life. The Good Life in addition to offering a history of the family from 1880, to today, examines a free thinking philosophy to demonstrate the importance of self-determination in solving problems and achieving life's goals.
I found it interesting that my view of the Good Life is very similar to the views of
those that have been taught for thousands of years in a land on the other side of
the globe. The Good Life from an Indian Perspective After hearing the similarities
Author: Nick Shelton
Publisher: Nick Shelton
The Good Life Crisis is a project that seeks to find the best answers to the question “What is the Good Life?” After traveling around the world and interviewing hundreds of inspiring people, Nick Shelton has compiled a book based on the best advice he's received. Comprised of humorous stories and practical advice, it provides you a glimpse of how to lead an ideal life in the 21st century.Containing just over 40 chapters, the book provides stories, real-life examples, and practical advice on how each of us can improve our lives and we appreciate each day. For more visit, www.TheGoodLifeCrisis.com
I've been extremely fortunate and have had a very good life. Sure, there have
been troubles and disappointments but I truly think everything about my life has
been a part of God's great plan for me. Sooner than I wish, I'll have the
opportunity to ...
Author: Joseph E. Bennett
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
My Life: My Fault relates memories about the life and times of the author and includes experiences shared with others who helped shape his life over the years. His story traces an effort to enjoy life, improve his relations with others, and conquer numerous challenges encountered in his work as he wrestles cronic health problems and advancing age. Additionally the book recalls memories of special friends and to a degree explains his feelings about himself and others.
Nowadays , things are very different . A good many academic philosophers , for
much of our own century , have strenuously resisted the idea that philosophy can
help us with how to live . And while others , particularly in more recent times ...
Author: John Cottingham
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
John Cottingham's 1998 study examines three philosophical approaches to the systematic understanding of human nature.