Conquest of Happiness
This is Bertrand Russell’s recipe for good living, which can only be achieved through personal thought and effort. He guides the reader through the causes of unhappiness and the choices, compromises and sacrifices that may lead to the final affirmative conclusion of the happy man.
The Conquest of Happiness is Bertrand Russell’s recipe for good living. First published in 1930, it pre-dates the current obsession with self-help by decades. Leading the reader step by step through the causes of unhappiness and the personal choices, compromises and sacrifices that (may) lead to the final, affirmative conclusion of ‘The Happy Man’, this is popular philosophy, or even self-help, as it should be written.