A Guide to The Good Life

Pearls of Life-Changing Wisdom from around The World

What is the good life and how to achieve it?

A Guide to The Good Life takes you to the sources of various self-cultivation philosophies in different cultures and offers you fresh insights of the good life.

Self-cultivation has become more and more important in the modern world as religions, traditions and morality no longer restrict individual choice. The book challenges you to question your values and habits in order to add depth and meaning to your daily life. Are you ready to participate in a Korean fake funeral or learn about South-African sexual therapy learning at the same time from the great masters of the art of living including Epicurus, Buddha, Nietzsche, and Freud?

  • Hardcover, eBook and MP3-audiobook; 287 pages
  • ISBN 9789520413156; price $44.95
  • Publisher: Tammi, 2020
  • In Finnish: Hyvän elämän opas; Available in Finnish
Getting to know the philosophies and the art of living in different cultures and times makes you think about your own values. What is relevant in life, what are your values, is it worth questioning the learned models? The couple’s stories of the people they have met on their travels and their own experiences, as well as examples of various coping techniques (such as Korean mock funerals) are illuminating and entertaining. Backgrounds of different conceptions are broad and philosophical doctrines are plentiful, but the touch remains down-to-earth - there is no fear of boredom thanks to humour and good mood. Ready-made solutions are not pushed to the reader like in self-help guides. Everyone can make their own choices in the light of examined wisdoms of life.

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