Description : He no longer had his mother's loving arms nor his grandfather's strong hands, but the Christian Children's Home, with its routines, consistency and Christian ideals, gave little Jimmy Brown the security that one needs to become a successful and happy adult. For many children, the orphanage in Holdrege, Nebraska served as a refuge from abuse, no child should have to endure. Little Jimmy Brown, The Orphan Boy is an inside look into growing up in an orphanage. Jim Brown asks you to consider his memoirs in the important debate over which is better for children - orphanages or foster care? Little Jimmy was left in the orphanage's care at the age of three. For him, the hundred and one boys and girls became his brothers and sisters, the matrons and superintendents his only adult contact with the orphanage as his home.
Description : A study which explores the lives of more than a hundred former students aged 21-49 who spent their formative years at the Sudbury Valley School. It examines in depth their values, their character, and their careers, drawing extensively on their own words.
Description : ÿThis book uses a new theory of self and personality to explore and explain the mystery of happiness. The author, a teacher, psychologist and cognitive behaviour therapist, explains how the key to happiness is understanding your reality and how it relates to the past, present and future, including love, sexuality, employment, education and work. Partly written as an antidote to feminist extremism, The Pursuit of Happiness will help readers, whatever their age, culture, ethnicity, wealth or physical condition, to plan a route to a happier future - first by exploring what happiness really means and how today's society has lost sight of it, and then by setting out in a variety of real-life situations how it can and should be achieved. The key is a new concept developed by the author called the RDF - the Reality Differential Factor, designed to explore, and exploit, the realisation that happiness is relative.
Description : Anthropology has long shied away from examining how human beings may lead happy and fulfilling lives. This book, however, shows that the ethnographic examination of well-being defined as the optimal state for an individual, a community, and a society and the comparison of well-being within and across societies is a new and important area for anthropological inquiry. Distinctly different in different places, but also reflecting our common humanity, well-being is intimately linked to the idea of happiness and its pursuits. Noted anthropological researchers have come together in this volume to examine well-being in a range of diverse ways and to investigate it in a range of settings: from the Peruvian Amazon, the Australian outback, and the Canadian north, to India, China, Indonesia, Japan, and the United States. Gordon Mathews is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has written What Makes Life Worth Living? How Japanese and Americans Make Sense of Their Worlds (1996) and Global Culture /Individual Identity: Searching for Home in the Cultural Supermarket (2000), and co-written Hong Kong, China: Learning to Belong to a Nation (2007); he has co-edited Consuming Hong Kong (2001) and Japan s Changing Generations (2004). Carolina Izquierdo is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for the Everyday Lives of Families (CELF) at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research has centered on health and well-being among the Matsigenka in the Peruvian Amazon, the Mapuche in Chile, and middle-class families in the United States."
Description : Excerpt from The Pursuit of Happiness: A d104book in Civics Our educational system would be doing a distinct service to the country if it could give to the young people of the present generation a respect for law. In the case of our most interesting girls and boys, the ones we like to consider typically American in their attitude, this respect for law can never be awakened by mere commandments and prohibitions: it must have a sound basis. If young people can be made to understand that laws are necessary to their comfort and happiness, and if they can be made to feel a personal responsibility for keeping laws sane and reasonable and for observance of all laws and a vigorous enforcement of them; we shall have that respect for law which has at all times marked highly civilized nations at the height of their power. To reach this difficult goal it is necessary that young people take a thoughtful interest in government. The hope of the author is that the material in this book may awaken interest and stimulate discussion on matters which, though of vital importance, are generally neglected by the ordinary man and woman. Many questions have been asked in this book to which it is impossible to give definite answer. Students, even below high school age, are not too young to learn that the world in which they live is full of problems as yet unsettled. These problems may be brought nearer to a satisfactory solution by thoughtful discussion and the marshaling of known facts. Intelligent interest in government problems on the part of even a fraction of the electorate would greatly strengthen a democracy. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Description : Examines the changes in the family life, social relations, and spiritual beliefs of Virginians from the early eighteenth century to 1830
Description : In The Pursuit of Happiness, the latest addition to the Brookings FOCUS series, Carol Graham explores what we know about the determinants of happiness, acrossand within countries at different stages of development. She then takes a look at just what we can do with that new knowledge and clearly presents both the promise and thepotential pitfalls of injecting the "economics of happiness" into public policymaking. This burgeoning field, largely a product of collaboration between economists and psychologists, is gaining great currency worldwide. One of a handful of pioneers to studythis topic a mere decade ago, Graham is understandably excited about how far the concept has come and its possible utility in the future. The British, French, and Braziliangovernments already have introduced happiness metrics into their benchmarks of national progress, and the U.S. government could follow suit. But "happiness" as a yardstick to help measure a nation's well-being is still a relatively new approach, and many questions remain unanswered. The Pursuit of Happiness spotlights the innovative contributions of happiness research to the dismal science. But it also raises a cautionary note about the issues that stillneed to be addressed before policymakers can make best use of them. An effective definition of well-being that goes beyond measuring income —the Gross National Productapproach —could very well lead to improved understanding of poverty and economic welfare. But the question remains: how best to measure and quantify happiness? While scholars have developed rigorous measures of well-being that can be included in our statistics —as the British are already doing —to what degree should we use such metrics to shape and evaluate policy, particularly in assessing development outcomes? Graham considers a number of unanswered questions, such as whether policy should be more concerned with increasing day-to-day contentment or with providing greater opportunity to build a fulfilling life. Other issues include whether we care more about the happiness of today's citizens or that of future generations. Policies such as reducing our fiscal deficits or reforming our health care system, for example, typically require sacrificing current consumption and immediate well-being for better long-run outcomes. Another is whether policy should focus on reducing misery or raising general levels ofwell-being beyond their relatively high levels, in the same way that reducing poverty is only one choice among many objectives in our macroeconomic policy. Employing the new metrics without attention to these questions could produce mistakes that might undermine the long-term prospects for a truly meaningful economics of well-being. Despite this cautionary note, Graham points out that it is surely a positive development that some of our public attention is going to better understanding and enhancing the well-being of our citizens, rather than emphasizing the rootsof their divide.
Description : Looks at seven classic romantic comedies of the thirties and forties, and compares what each film expresses about marriage, interdependence, equality, and sexual roles
Description : Published in August of 2015, Yoni Schwartzman’s “The Pursuit of Happiness” contains a dazzling array of poems spanning from the writer’s early formative years (2009-2013) which include A Meaningful Journey and An Idea to his more recent works (2014-2015) such as Morning Rising and Something New. During a span of over 5 years, Yoni not only blossomed into a writer, but as an artist as well. His most prominent works in lighting are his Stained Tree, Hand Lamp, Yogurt Cup Chandelier, and Desk Lamp. His most notable works in clay are Fang, Stained Tree Base, and Dotted Bowl. Yoni Schwartzman is also a veteran photographer who mainly focuses on scenery and nature. This book encompasses his passion for creativity, love of photography, and veneration for the power of language.