When we were kids, for us, the definition of happiness was playing games, having the newest toys etc. We worried less about life and enjoyed doing little things but then we all grew up and found out that life is way more harsh than we thought it would be. It’s not easy being happy now, we need a constant dose of inspiration for ignoring the darker side and focusing on the brighter side of the picture. And that’s where writers play their part, by their words they inspire us to find happiness around us.
So if you’re having a bad day, if you’re thinking that you can’t get through this depression thing, we have brought a set of top 5 books that may bring light in your dark and gloomy life! These are the top 5 best books on Happiness.
The Book of Joy:
This book is written by two well-known peace Nobel prize winners; Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu. It’s basically a conversation between them when they met in India, they both shared their views about joy and sufferings.
This book is based on their personal experiences throughout life and how they overcome the problems of life and find happiness. As the Dalai Lama says in the book, “Often people ask me for the quickest and best solution to a problem. This is impossible. You can have quickest or you can have the best solution, but not both.”
The reader gets the wisdom of two spiritual speakers as well as it’s fun reading the conversation of both of them.
The Happiness Project:
Very often in our lives, we start to wonder that things aren’t going anywhere, we’re not making any change in our lives, we were depressed yesterday and so are we today too.
Gretchen Rubin wrote this book for the readers who want to make personal changes in their lives. Gretchen beautifully tells us about her 12 months journey of finding happiness, Among other things, she found that money can help buy happiness, when spent wisely; that outer order contributes to inner calm; and that the very smallest of changes can make the biggest difference.
The Four Agreements:
In this book, the author don Miguel Ruiz reveals that our happiness is beyond the self-limiting doubts, we have to let go of our fears and take a step to completely different life. The book is written in easy wording, it’s worth reading for the people who are limited to themselves or just in need of direction.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
This masterpiece was written by Mark Manson. In this book he reveals upon us the truth of life, that life is messy, it can never be perfect but that doesn’t mean it can’t be happy. You can be living happily by believing that shit happens and now it’s time to move on.
The wording is a little bit messy in this book but it gives a powerful message to all the readers. It’s a kind of realistic approach towards life.
Stumbling on Happiness:
This book is one of the best sellers and is translated into more than 30 languages. Daniel Gilbert; the author is a psychologist by profession, in this book he wrote about that one obstacle in our way to becoming happy i.e. imagination. He smoothly writes that it’s our mistake to predict our own happy future and when things don’t go that way, we start believing that life isn’t happy, it’s dark and depressing.
This book is a must read for everyone because it’s a path to our already existing happy life.