The Importance of Living

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Author: Yutang Lin

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542941303

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Page: 544

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The Importance of Living is also known as the Art of Living, is one of the master works written by Lin Yutang in English, a renowned Chinese writer and translator during the period of the Republic of China. It is ranked as two major representative works of Lin Yutang along with "My Country and My People", both are written by Lin Yutang in English. The Importance Living describes all of the aspects of life of the Chinese in comparison with the Westerners. Including the life style, way of thinking, life habits, values, etc. It is crowned as "Life Bible" and called a "John Day Book". To live gracefully and meaningfully, the Book is a good reference. The text of the Book is the complete original text of the book published for the first time in 1937.

Books for Living

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Author: Will Schwalbe

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0385353545

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Presents a highly personal celebration of reading, sharing impassioned recommendations for specific books that can offer guidance through daily life.

Living Well with Dementia

The Importance of the Person and the Environment for Wellbeing

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Author: Shibley Rahman

Publisher: Radcliffe Press

ISBN: 9781908911971

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

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"This unique guide provides a much needed overview of dementia care. With a strong focus on the importance of patients and families, it explores the multifaceted meaning behind patient wellbeing and its vital significance in the context of national policy.

Lin Yutang - The Importance Of Living

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Author: Lin Yutang

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1446549070

Category: Philosophy

Page: 480

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This is a personal testimony, a testimony of my own experience of thought and life. It is not intended to be objective and makes no claim to establish eternal truths. In fact I rather despise claims to objectivity in philosophy; the point of view is the thing. I should have liked to call it “A Lyrical Philosophy,” using the word “lyrical” in the sense of being a highly personal and individual outlook. But that would be too beautiful a name and I must forego it, for fear of aiming too high and leading the reader to expect too much, and because the main ingredient of my thought is matter-of-fact prose, a level easier to maintain because more natural. Very much contented am I to lie low, to cling to the soil, to be of kin to the sod. My soul squirms comfortably in the soil and sand and is happy, Sometimes when one is drunk with this earth, one’s spirit seems so light that he thinks he is in heaven. But actually he seldom rises six feet above the ground. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Going Solo

The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone

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Author: Eric Klinenberg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143122770

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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A sociologist explores the demographic rise in people who are living alone, including interviews with young professionals, middle-aged singles, the divorced and the elderly and discovers that they are more engaged in social and civic life than their married counterparts. 25,000 first printing.

Absolutely Should-Less

The Secret to Living the Stress-Free Life You Deserve

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Author: Damon L. Jacobs

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1614484023

Category: Self-Help

Page: 146

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Let go of your doubts, fears and worries with this motivational guide for anyone who wants to find true contentment and happiness. Imagine a day in which you wake up, get out of bed, and go about your daily business without a single “should” getting in the way of how you feel about yourself, your appearance, other people, or the world around you. Absolutely Should-Less invites you into such a world, offering seven proven steps toward a happier and more peaceful life. If you have ever experienced any stress or sadness from looking in the mirror and telling yourself you should lose weight, make more money, think smarter, look better, or be any different from who you are today, then you are suffering the consequences of devastating “shoulds”—and this is just the book for you. It won’t magically change your life, but it will change your mind—allowing you to appreciate where you are now, know what you truly want, and go after your goals from a place of security, confidence, and clarity.

The Cost of Living

A Working Autobiography

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Author: Deborah Levy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1635571928

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

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A searching examination of all the dimensions of love, marriage, mourning, and kinship from two-time Booker Prize finalist Deborah Levy. To strip the wallpaper off the fairy tale of The Family House in which the comfort and happiness of men and children has been the priority is to find behind it an unthanked, unloved, neglected, exhausted woman. The Cost of Living explores the subtle erasure of women's names, spaces, and stories in the modern everyday. In this "living autobiography†? infused with warmth and humor, Deborah Levy critiques the roles that society assigns to us, and reflects on the politics of breaking with the usual gendered rituals. What does it cost a woman to unsettle old boundaries and collapse the social hierarchies that make her a minor character in a world not arranged to her advantage? Levy draws on her own experience of attempting to live with pleasure, value, and meaning--the making of a new kind of family home, the challenges of her mother's death--and those of women she meets in everyday life, from a young female traveler reading in a bar who suppresses her own words while she deflects an older man's advances, to a particularly brilliant student, to a kindly and ruthless octogenarian bookseller who offers the author a place to write at a difficult time in her life. The Cost of Living is urgent, essential reading, a crystalline manifesto for turbulent times.

古文小品译英

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Author: Yutang Lin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Chinese literature

Page: 494

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Human Dignity

A Way of Living

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Author: Peter Bieri

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745689051

Category: Philosophy

Page: 300

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Dignity is humanityï¿1⁄2s most prized possession. We experience the loss of dignity as a terrible humiliation: when we lose our dignity we feel deprived of something without which life no longer seems worth living. But what exactly is this trait that we value so highly? In this important new book, distinguished philosopher Peter Bieri looks afresh at the notion of human dignity. In contrast to most traditional views, he argues that dignity is not an innate quality of human beings or a right that we possess by virtue of being human. Rather, dignity is a certain way to lead oneï¿1⁄2s life. It is a pattern of thought, experience and action ï¿1⁄2 in other words, a way of living. In Bieriï¿1⁄2s account, there are three key dimensions to dignity as a way of living. The first is the way I am treated by others: they can treat me in a way that leaves my dignity intact or they can destroy my dignity. The second dimension concerns the way that I treat other people: do I treat them in a way that allows me to live a dignified life? The third dimension concerns the view that I have of myself: which ways of seeing and treating myself allow me to maintain a sense of dignity? In the actual flow of day-to-day life these three dimensions of dignity are often interwoven, and this accounts in part for the complexity of the situations and experiences in which our dignity is at stake. So, why did we invent dignity and what role does it play in our lives? As thinking and acting beings, our lives are fragile and constantly under threat. A dignified way of living, argues Bieri, is humanityï¿1⁄2s way of coping with this threat. In our constantly endangered lives, it is important to stand our ground with confidence. Thus a dignified way of living is not any way of living: it is a particular way of responding to the existential experience of being under threat. It is also a particular way of answering the question: What kind of life do we wish to live? This beautifully written reflection on our most cherished human value will be of interest to a wide readership.

A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living

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Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: Joseph Campbell Foundation

ISBN: 1611780063

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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One of Joseph Campbell's most popular, most quoted works, A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living is a treasure trove of insight and inspiration, thought-provoking in its depth, poetic in its scope.Drawn from a month-long workshop at the world-famous Esalen Institute held in celebration of the scholar's eightieth birthday, the Companion captures Campbell at his best: wise, funny, intelligent and inspiring.

The 100-Year Life

Living and Working in an Age of Longevity

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Author: Lynda Gratton,Andrew Scott

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472930169

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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What will your 100-year life look like? Does the thought of working for 60 or 70 years fill you with dread? Or can you see the potential for a more stimulating future as a result of having so much extra time? Many of us have been raised on the traditional notion of a three-stage approach to our working lives: education, followed by work and then retirement. But this well-established pathway is already beginning to collapse – life expectancy is rising, final-salary pensions are vanishing, and increasing numbers of people are juggling multiple careers. Whether you are 18, 45 or 60, you will need to do things very differently from previous generations and learn to structure your life in completely new ways. The 100-Year Life is here to help. Drawing on the unique pairing of their experience in psychology and economics, Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott offer a broad-ranging analysis as well as a raft of solutions, showing how to rethink your finances, your education, your career and your relationships and create a fulfilling 100-year life. · How can you fashion a career and life path that defines you and your values and creates a shifting balance between work and leisure? · What are the most effective ways of boosting your physical and mental health over a longer and more dynamic lifespan? · How can you make the most of your intangible assets – such as family and friends – as you build a productive, longer life? · In a multiple-stage life how can you learn to make the transitions that will be so crucial and experiment with new ways of living, working and learning? Shortlisted for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award, The 100-Year Life is a wake-up call that describes what to expect and considers the choices and options that you will face. It is also fundamentally a call to action for individuals, politicians, firms and governments and offers the clearest demonstration that a 100-year life can be a wonderful and inspiring one.

Between Tears and Laughter

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Author: Lin Yutang

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447485769

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Written during the second world war as a bitter plea for the west to change its perspective of the world order. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying

A Spiritual Classic from One of the Foremost Interpreters of Tibetan Buddhism to the West

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Author: Sogyal Rinpoche

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448116953

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 464

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25th Anniversary Edition Over 3 Million Copies Sold 'I couldn't give this book a higher recommendation' BILLY CONNOLLY Written by the Buddhist meditation master and popular international speaker Sogyal Rinpoche, this highly acclaimed book clarifies the majestic vision of life and death that underlies the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. It includes not only a lucid, inspiring and complete introduction to the practice of meditation, but also advice on how to care for the dying with love and compassion, and how to bring them help of a spiritual kind. But there is much more besides in this classic work, which was written to inspire all who read it to begin the journey to enlightenment and so become 'servants of peace'.

The Ten Golden Rules

Ancient Wisdom from the Greek Philosophers on Living the Good Life

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Author: M. A. Soupios,Panos Mourdoukoutas

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN: 9781612830940

Category: Philosophy

Page: 112

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Living the good life doesn't require a lot of money or even any faith. The Ten Golden Rules condenses the wisdom of the ancient Greeks into 10 memorable and easy-to-understand rules that, if lived by, can enable modern readers to have rich, meaningful lives. Each chapter examines a rule:1. Examine life2. Worry only about those things under your control3. Treasure friendship4. Experience true pleasure5. Master yourself6 A void excess7. Be a responsible human being8. Don"t be a prosperous fool9. Don’t do evil to others10. Kindness to others tends to be rewarded All chapters begin with a quote from one of the great Greek philosophers who inspired the rule, followed by a story or explanation of the rule and its importance in life, and end with teaching points on which to meditate and reflect. Any reader searching for meaning will return to this simple, slim volume again and again to find tried-and-true wisdom that spans the ages to speak to us today.

The Power of Now

A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

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Author: Eckhart Tolle

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577313119

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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To make the journey into the Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. From the very first page of Eckhart Tolle's extraordinary book, we move rapidly into a significantly higher altitude where we breathe a lighter air. We become connected to the indestructible essence of our Being, “The eternal, ever present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death.” Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle uses simple language and an easy question and answer format to guide us. A word of mouth phenomenon since its first publication, The Power of Now is one of those rare books with the power to create an experience in readers, one that can radically change their lives for the better.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

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Author: Mark Manson

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 006245773X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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#1 New York Times Bestseller Over 1 million copies sold In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people. For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected American society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up. Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited—"not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault." Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek. There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.

Hand to Mouth

Living in Bootstrap America

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Author: Linda Tirado

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425277976

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Originally published in hardcover in 2014 by G.P. Putnam's Sons.