Apr 3, 2021 • 16M

DP 017: The Conquest of Unhappiness

Bertrand Russell on what makes us unhappy (2)

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Welcome back to our year-long challenge to live six philosophies of happiness in our everyday lives! In the previous episode, we talked about what are, for Bertrand Russell (The Conquest of Happiness, 1930) some of the reasons people are unhappy: fashionable pessimism, competition, boredom, and fatigue that comes from anxiety. Today, we will examine four more factors that contribute to unhappiness: envy, the sense of sin, persecution mania and the fear of public opinion. Let’s go!


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