Why We Are Restless

"No one seems to be happy with the present.

Why We Are Restless

Why We Are Restless

A compelling exploration of how our pursuit of happiness makes us unhappy We live in an age of unprecedented prosperity, yet everywhere we see signs that our pursuit of happiness has proven fruitless. Dissatisfied, we seek change for the sake of change--even if it means undermining the foundations of our common life. In Why We Are Restless, Benjamin and Jenna Storey offer a profound and beautiful reflection on the roots of this malaise and examine how we might begin to cure ourselves. Drawing on the insights of Montaigne, Pascal, Rousseau, and Tocqueville, Why We Are Restless explores the modern vision of happiness that leads us on, and the disquiet that follows it like a lengthening shadow. Arguing that the philosophy we have inherited, despite pretending to let us live as we please, produces remarkably homogenous and unhappy lives, Why We Are Restless makes the case that finding true contentment requires rethinking our most basic assumptions about happiness. "Benjamin and Jenna Storey's delightful Why We Are Restless belongs on the shelf of thoughtful, accessible books on human happiness like Matthew Crawford's Shop Class as Soulcraft and Sarah Bakewell's How to Live."--Mark Lilla, author of The Once and Future Liberal "This challenging and provocative book provides us with substantial resources to look more closely at ourselves--all the while offering clarity, healing, and hope, wherever our reflections lead."--Zena Hitz, author of Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life

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Why We Are Restless
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Benjamin Storey, Jenna Silber Storey
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-18 - Publisher:

A compelling exploration of how our pursuit of happiness makes us unhappy We live in an age of unprecedented prosperity, yet everywhere we see signs that our pursuit of happiness has proven fruitless. Dissatisfied, we seek change for the sake of change--even if it means undermining the foundations of our
Why We Are Restless
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Benjamin Storey, Jenna Silber Storey
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-06 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

A compelling exploration of how our pursuit of happiness makes us unhappy We live in an age of unprecedented prosperity, yet everywhere we see signs that our pursuit of happiness has proven fruitless. Dissatisfied, we seek change for the sake of change—even if it means undermining the foundations of our
Our Hearts Are Restless Till They Find Their Rest in Thee
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Coleman B. Brown
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-05-19 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

Our Hearts Are Restless Till They Find Their Rest in Thee: Prophetic Wisdom in a Time of Anguish from Coleman B. Brown, edited by Michael Granzen and Lisa A. Masotta. The book includes powerful reflections from Chris Hedges, Peter Ochs, and Joshua Brown.
Thomas Wolfe Interviewed, 1929--1938
Language: en
Pages: 135
Authors: Aldo P. Magi, Richard Walser
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-03-01 - Publisher: LSU Press

In Thomas Wolfe Interviewed, 1929–1938, Aldo P. Magi and Richard Walser have brought together twenty-five accounts of Thomas Wolfe talking to the press—ranging from the first interview he gave, a conversation with a student journalist for New York University’s Daily News, to the last, an interview with the Portland Sunday
Know. Be. Live.®
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: John D. Basie
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-12 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Know. Be. Live.® is a groundbreaking work that addresses cultural challenges and potential solutions to making disciples in Gen Z. Over the last few years, the literature on Generation Z has grown rapidly. However, there is little that directly addresses the destructive cultural challenges to proactive disciplemaking in this generation.

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