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on April 27, 2003
This book is great, it is about understanding yourself, being able to laugh at yourself, becoming more prosperous and being able to forgive yourself. It also discusses understanding natures laws so we can better deal with our own natures. What i like in the book aswell as the information is the comics in the books, they are terrifis, entertaining and very humorous. Now time for the run down on each chapter.
CHAPTER 1: This chapter deals self image, health and pain. Fact from chapter: The nicer you treat yourself the nicer others treat you.
CHAPTER 2: This chapter deals with depression, happiness and humor. Fact from chapter: Did you know that laughter is the best medicine.
CHAPTER 3: This chapter deals with thoughts, power of words and gratitude. Fact from chapter: Did you know that imagination is more important then knowledge.
CHAPTER 4: This chapter seems to deal with taking risks, setting goals and commitment. Fact from chapter: Did you know you only get back what you put out.
CHAPTER 5: This chapter deals with nature, learning from children and changes. Fact from chapter: Did you know the player in sport who usually gets hurt the most is the one who is moving the least.
CHAPTER 6: This chapter only has only one content called "here is where you begin."It deals with how what ever you are today may influence you to be the same in the next 10 to 20 years.
Overall this is a great book, though i recomend that you be no younger than 13 to get this because im 13 and there is some stuff in the book i can't relate to which was why i gave it 4 stars, but any way hope this helped. THANKYOU FOR READING-peace
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on February 6, 2000
In a nutshell: Being Happy! is a book that tells you how to be happy. The catch: the book's pages aren't coated with 'happy powder', it puts the onus on you, the reader to CHOOSE to be happy.
The bulk of the content in Andrew Matthew's book is dedicated to finding out why a hypothetical reader my not be happy and what he or she can do about it. Example: Perhaps you are annoyed that when money comes into your bank account, rather than accumulate it seems to disappear. The book advises anyone with this problem that it is purely mental; you must change your way of thinking - what if it was a banking error though! :)
The big issues are CHANGE and RISK and LEARNING FROM MISTAKES.... these are all of paramount importance when it comes to success... though a lot of people fail to have the decipline to go through with it... this is another issue tackled by the book.
The only problems I found with Being Happy! are the chapters don't appear to have much continuity and the messages, although simple have trouble sticking once you've put the book down.
Nevertheless, it's a great pick-me-up for those down-times and has some very useful advise on just about every aspect of happiness and self fulfilment.
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on December 27, 1998
The author did a great job at simplifying the wisdom and insights of modern thinkers, easy to understand, and - most importantly - FUN to read. His funny cartoons that illustrate his points are hilarious. You can't help having many "aha" moments, light bulbs lighting up all over. This is an extremely helpful, enjoyable book, smooth reading, uplifting, enlightening. For those who've roamed the self-help shelves, a great refresher, a fun summary of well-tested principles. Plus, it's not a work book - no exercises, yeah! Just follow the flow of the book and you'll get it.
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on November 20, 2013
Read this three times myself and decided to a few more for my friends/family. Everyone should read a book like this.
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on July 25, 2002
I like this book, and it has some wonderful ideas about how to change your attitudes and how to live more successfully. Actually, I think that if you liked this book, then you should read Follow your Heart, by the same author. The concepts in that book are the same as in this one, but may be more organized and better expressed. Still, this book is worth a look. Be happy! :-)
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on September 25, 1999
I find this book in Hong Kong book shop. I was attracted by it's lovely cartoon & simple english, since I am a Chinese. After reading, I decide to buy one more to my best friend who study alone in the UK. I hope she will "Being Happy".
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on November 12, 1998
This book change my outlook in life. Andrew Matthews made the book in a format which is both educational and highly entertaining. The character figures are funny and is interpretative on the lessons taught by the book.
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