The International Day of Happiness is a great time to celebrate books on the subject. It is a global event that takes place annually on March 20th, with the aim of promoting happiness as a fundamental human goal and highlighting the importance of well-being in public policy.
The event was first celebrated in 2013, after the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution recognising happiness as a “fundamental human goal” and urging countries to promote policies that improve the well-being of their citizens.
What books can I read to celebrate International Day of Happiness?
There are many great nonfiction books on the subject of happiness, including:
- 📚 “The Happiness Hypothesis” by Jonathan Haidt . A fascinating exploration of ancient wisdom and modern science to help us understand what makes us happy.
- 📚 “Stumbling on Happiness” by Daniel Gilbert. A witty and insightful book that challenges our assumptions about what will make us happy and explores the science of happiness.
- 📚 “The How of Happiness” by Sonja Lyubomirsky. A practical guide to increasing your happiness, based on scientific research and positive psychology.
- 📚 “Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. A classic book that explores the concept of “flow” and how it can lead to happiness and fulfilment in life.
- 📚 “The Art of Happiness” by the Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler. A thoughtful and inspiring book that explores the nature of happiness and provides practical advice on how to cultivate it.
In conclusion, these books provide a range of perspectives and insights into the nature of happiness and how we can cultivate it in our lives. Check out the episode where we reviewed Daniel Gilbert’s book for Blue Monday!