Don't worry, choose happy

Don’t Worry, Choose Happy is a publishing company that values happiness. We urge people to read our engaging books in order to enhance culture life, further scholarly investigation, advance interdisciplinary inquiry, stimulate public debate, and educate both within and outside the classroom. By publishing serious works that contribute to a global understanding of human affairs, Don’t Worry, Choose Happy Press aids in the discovery and dissemination of light and truth, which is a central purpose of being happy. The Press serves as a source for scholarly publishing knowledge and standards. The Press, Don’t Worry, Choose Happy, pursues the best and most unique works of art.

Utopia by Thomas More Have you ever pictured your perfect world? Utopia is the perfect world that was created to benefit every individual who lived there. Raphael Hythloday, an explorer, who has seen much of the world loves Utopia and admires their land’s values. Some would say Utopia is a simple way of living where, “The Island of the Utopians is two hundred miles across in the middle, where it is widest, and throughout the most of the island it is not much narrower, but towards both ends its narrows a bit” (More 51). Compared to the world we are used to, Utopia has a different culture and way of living. Albert Brooks’ view on the book is, “What's interesting about books that take place in the future, even twenty years in the future, is that many of them are black or white: It's either a utopia or its misery. The real truth is that there's going to be both things in any future, just like there is now”. In the end is anything ever perfect? Utopia might be the perfect golden world that you have been looking for, or your worst nightmare.
Working by Studs Terkel People go to school to get a good education in order to get a good job. Our whole lives is about working hard in school and then working hard in our job career. People focus on their career field and do not put any thought into other people’s careers. In Working, people talk about what they do all day and how they feel about what they do. Stud Terkel says, “People are hungry for stories. It's part of our very being. Storytelling is a form of history, of immortality too. It goes from one generation to another”. Working, portrays all the juicy details and struggles that people go through in their everyday lives. Would you ever describe a housewife’s job in comparison to a street walker? Surprisingly, many people’s feelings towards their jobs would shock you, and it might just make you think differently about your own job. Real life interviews are even better than reality TV!
The Nature of Things by Lucretius Death. It’s something that we all fear in life. Why should we be fearing death while living? According to Lucretius, death is not something to be feared. He talks about the banishment of fear of death and so since there is no recollection of our earlier existence after death, why do we still fear it? Lucretius believes that after death, nothing matters. This book argues that the soul suffers after the body dies. The soul has no characteristic of an immortal, therefore, it cannot feel things, or continue to live a life without the body attached to it so death should not be feared. Lucretius says, “The greatest wealth is to live content with little, for there is never want where the mind is satisfied.” People are not satisfied with the fact that they will someday die, therefore they want to have immortality. 'Live in the moment' is a popular motto in today’s society, but ironically people do not live by this. Why is it so hard for people to live in the moment and not fear death? Because every little thing, is gonna be all right
Herodotus The Histories by Robin Waterfield Learn to prevent the traces of human events from being erased by time. Herodotus is not only the ‘father of history’, but also the father of ethnography; as well as charting the historical background to the Persian Wars. Scholars who worked at the library of Alexandria originally wrote these stories on papyrus scrolls, but Herodotus himself thought of his stories as lectures or speeches. Waterfield says, “While much of the information he gives has proved to be astonishingly accurate, he also entertains us with delightful tales of one-eyed men and gold-digging ants.” Before Herodotus, no writer had ever made such a systematic, thorough study of the past or tried to explain the cause-and-effect of its events. It is a book filled with history but not boring history, it also entertains you! DISCOVER HOW TO: • Avoid Conflict- through the Greeks vs. Persians • Reduce mistakes- learn from the past/history • Discover a different view/meaning of life
The Most Human Human by Brian Christian Learn how to be human “I must convince them that I’m human.” Technology is advancing everyday and developing our society into a high tech world. However, are we controlling the technology or is the technology controlling us? Can machines think? Christian states, “Turing predicted that by the year 2000, computers would be able to fool 30 percent of human judges after five minutes of conversation, and that as a result ‘one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted’” (Christian). People think that we would live a happier live if robots were apart of our lives but what would happen if we gave them too much power? It is a book that describes how one-day computers could control the world! DISCOVER HOW TO: • Be yourself – You are human • Be able to tell a computer from a human – no fake love letters from non-humans • Eliminate nonhuman activities – Mathematics • Answer the most central questions of being human
Gig - by Lora Harding Learn how to find what makes you happy With Lora Harding’s story people have learned to think about what makes them happy on a daily basis. Finding out that she was miserable sitting behind a desk all day, made me rethinking about what my everyday job would look like. She eliminates the fear and worry from people lives and creates a worry-fee future. In her personal experience, Florist, shows people how a simple job can make a person happy, instead of having a successful business career. Harding says, “I think it’s really kind of fascinating. Because, see, when people buy flowers, it’s a very intimate thing” (Harding 209). People come to Harding for important occasions in their lives - from birth to death. It is a book about discovering what makes you happy and seeing the value in it. DISCOVER HOW TO: • Find a job that makes you happy • Avoid settling • Eliminate regrets • Add value in what you love
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