Alan De-Botton: recent publications

The Truth Is, You’re Afraid Of Happiness

The truth is that we can have it all, and that’s terrifying. We can have perfect happiness.

We can have perfect health. We can have success, flourishing finances, an amazing relationship.But we live within the limits of our minds.

The universe is infinite; what is available to us is limitless beyond measure. And the universe is entirely impartial; it is a constant creator, it will generate what you ask it to generate.

What you step towards, it will bring forward. The seeds you sow are the fruits you reap.So why do we have so much resistance to happiness? Why do we have resistance to health, fitness, love, true levels of bliss and peace?Put more pointedly, why does happiness frighten us?Alan de Botton, in Essays in Love, mentions the

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