There is a myth in our culture that to find meaning, you have to travel to a distant monastery or wade through dusty volumes to figure out life's great secret. The truth is there are untapped sources of meaning all around us: right here, right now. Drawing on the latest research in positive psychology; on insights from George Eliot, Viktor Frankl, Aristotle, the Buddha and other great minds, Emily Esfahani Smith identifies four pillars upon which meaning rests: belonging, purpose, storytelling and transcendence.
She also explores how we can begin to build a culture of meaning into our families, our workplaces and our communities.
Inspiring and full of contemporary examples, The Power of Meaning will strike a profound chord in anyone seeking a richer, more satisfying life.
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By Lance Spring on 21-12-17
Good book, but from a very Western Perspective
This book concerns itself more with the white western existence and lack of meaning that the modern lifestyle creates.
Not much use for the non-white, immigrant or "other", whose meaning is in part derived from our low status within this (western) society.
We see life very differently wherever we are and subsequently nearly never have to ask this question.
Nevertheless a good educational book with 1st class narration.
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