The Importance Of Living
HarperCollins, 1998 M09 16 - 480 páginas
The Importance of Living is a wry, witty antidote to the dizzying pace of the modern world. Lin Yutang's prescription is the classic Chinese philosophy of life: Revere inaction as much as action, invoke humor to maintain a healthy attitude, and never forget that there will always be plenty of fools around who are willing-indeed, eager-to be busy, to make themselves useful, and to exercise power while you bask in the simple joy of existence.At a time when we're overwhelmed with wake-up calls, here is a refreshing, playful reminder to savor life's simple pleasures.
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Published in 1937, this was one of the original "don't worry, be happy" books. The Chinese philosopher here expounds on the mindset people need to develop in order to have a more successful and peaceful life. Leer comentario completo
I first read this book while living in Lin Yu Tang's birthplace of Xiamen (Amoy). This has become my personal guide to the most difficult questions of a well-lived life. As both a literary and philosophical work it brings to the forefront the most important questions and provides complex but comical answers. Filled with quotes that you can grab on to and live by it has had as great an affect on my life as any other book I have read.
I recommend it strongly. If you are looking for more I also strongly suggest his novel, "A Moment in Peking."
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