"Greg Dybec is the quirky, neurotic, funny little brother I never had. The Art of Living Other People's Lives is a terrific collection of relatable, hilarious stories." -- Jen Mann, New York Times bestselling author of People I Want to Punch in the Throat When he isn't responsible for pleasing tens of millions of online readers a month as the managing editor of Elite Daily, Greg Dybec worries about rent, sex, love, family, and--the most millennial topic of them all--a desire to leave a legacy. In The Art of Living Other People's Lives, Greg delivers a funny, brash, insightful collection of stories on becoming a pick-up artist to get over an ex-girlfriend, late-night adventures with his Uber drivers, a writing gig about men's underwear, and so much more. Whether he's learning to hashtag from his tech-savvy mom, pestering Mark Cuban for life advice, or eavesdropping on strangers for story ideas, Greg takes readers on a hilariously neurotic and self-analytical journey that explores the struggle of balancing his plugged-in persona with his real-world self. Along the way, he -- and you -- might discover that life is a whole lot simpler online.
"Greg Dybec is the quirky, neurotic, funny little brother I never had. The Art of Living Other People's Lives is a terrific collection of relatable, hilarious stories.
Author: Greg Dybec
Publisher: Running Press Adult
In this deeply considered meditation on aging in Western culture, Jan Baars argues that, in today’s world, living longer does not necessarily mean living better. He contends that there has been an overall loss of respect for aging, to the point that understanding and "dealing with" aging people has become a process focused on the decline of potential and the advance of disease rather than on the accumulation of wisdom and the creation of new skills. To make his case, Baars compares and contrasts the works of such modern-era thinkers as Foucault, Heidegger, and Husserl with the thought of Plato, Aristotle, Sophocles, Cicero, and other Ancient and Stoic philosophers. He shows how people in the classical periodâ€”less able to control health hazardsâ€”had a far better sense of the provisional nature of living, which led to a philosophical and religious emphasis on cultivating the art of living and the idea of wisdom. This is not to say that modern society’s assessments of aging are insignificant, but they do need to balance an emphasis on the measuring of age with the concept of "living in time." Gerontologists, philosophers, and students will find Baars' discussion to be a powerful, perceptive conversation starter.
very beginning intertwined with the lives of other people. A lifelong process such
as aging must be understood in relationships with others in a social context of
reproduction, education, generations, and intergenerational relations. Even in the
Author: Jan Baars
Publisher: JHU Press
Margaux Joy DeNador, a life coach, outlines ways to make simple and consistent changes in life, to enable people to feel a greater connection with loved ones, to take time for what is important to them, and to find more enjoyment in work.
We can also learn from OPE—Other People's Experience. As we observe the
outcomes other people create with their choices of what to do, what to say, what
to believe, and how to live, we can decide whether they are positive examples or
Author: Margaux Joy DeNador
Publisher: Balboa Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Theodore (Teddy) Smith is no stranger to extraordinary experiences. As a teacher, educator, trainer, on-air personality, and martial arts black belt, he's learned plenty of lessons over the years many of them difficult and soul-wrenching. Yet each one has helped him navigate life's tough road and has given him the knowledge to turn life's everyday experiences into profound insight. Part autobiography and part self-help guide, The Power and Art of Living shares Smith's inspiring journey through past and present creating a blueprint of how to successfully live your life. Through reflection, meditation, proper physical activity, mental stimulus, and spiritual outreach, reaching a place of enlightenment is not only possible, but essential to discovering the keys to inner growth, strength and maturity. If you embrace self-reflection and have an open mind, Smith believes you will find the ability to learn from your own daily experiences and be able to awaken previously overlooked ideas and attitudes. Along with like-minded friends, Smith encourages you to question preconceived values, beliefs, and goals and then use the answers to help reshape the quality of your life. The Power and Art of Living combines principles from the East and the West to help you create a road map to living a successful, fulfilling life!
“Not only am [improving the quality of other people's lives, socially,
physiologically and physically, hut [am also improving the quality of my own life. I'
ve always wanted the opportunity to pay hack. Its very important - - a kind of
allegiance to the ...
Author: Teddy Smith
To live well one must be able to die well and vice versa. Life and death are two faces of the same coin but with a fundamental transformation when one moves from the spiritual dimension to the physical and back to the spiritual. Actually, there is but one thing: Life without beginning and without ending but with two expressions, one on the spiritual plane and the other on the material plane. Today, in the West we find a great paradox: we have made enormous progress at the material, technological level but not at the human and psychological level. One aspect of this paradox is that we do not die well! We are afraid of death, we deny it and seek to postpone it for as long as possible at an enormous human and economic cost. The spiritual tradition always had very substantial cognitive and practical contributions to make to our understanding of life, death, and life after death. The basic objective of this book is to present these contributions and help us die with more dignity and less fear. In fact, this work was written to help you live and die without fear, anxiety, guilt, blame or frustration with an appreciation and gratitude for all our human experiences which include birth, life and death.
... caused other people to experience and live through via their relationships. It is
as if, for a brief moment, the person going through this experience became and
lived what she caused all the persons she interacted with to live and experience.
Author: Peter Roche de Coppens
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Packed with insights, this book is about the spirituality of old age. As a doctor, the author wrote about the physical problems of pain-creaking joints, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. She also writes about depressive illnesses and the desire to obfuscate the problems of declining physical strength with pills, booze and other quick fixes.
can acknowledge it , still have a great deal to teach others about living full lives
within the boundaries of achievable activity . Paradoxically , the knowledge that
time is limited can also make people reckless , especially if they have no
dependent relatives . As has already been ... The spirituality of later life consists
in the art of living in the present moment to the fullest of one's abilities . That art
sets people ...
Author: Una Kroll
Publisher: A&C Black
This is a multicultural philosophy of art applied to common American and European experience and discussed in relation to Taoist, Buddhist, Hindu, Native American, and African traditions.
In other words , all the prodigious effort expended to make paintings into real
things was in a sense very comical : a herculean attempt to achieve what was
already ... I think we need to work out ways of reintegrating the arts into people's
Author: Crispin Sartwell
Publisher: SUNY Press
Guides readers through the process of self-acceptance, leading to a greater feeling of purpose and self-worth.
This is because we are trying to fit into other people's molds: their expectations
and ideals. Plus, we are conditioned from birth to realize that we are not perfect—
that we must achieve a singular purpose in our lives and we have to do it all by a
Author: Meg Blackburn Losey
Publisher: Weiser Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Philosopher Rittik Chandra's "The Art of Living- An Ideal Way to Live Your Life" provides the pathway that leads to an improved quality of living. It will help to develop unused potential, and lead a peaceful and productive life. When you create a vision for yourself, set a high standard for your life and truly believe in your future, there is nothing that can stop you from reaching your goals and dreams. If you are a person who is seeking self-improvement and wanting to be on the path on constantly upward spiral of success, then this book is for you.
An Ideal Way to Live Your Life Rittik Chandra ... Not what he likes to think, not
what other people will be pleased to hear, not what will be popular or profitable;
but what as the result of careful investigation, painstaking inquiry, prolonged ...
Author: Rittik Chandra
Tom Morris is the former Notre Dame philosophy professor whose classes became a campus legend and whose nationwide speaking engagements have electrified the audiences of corporate America. Continuing in his mission to bring philosophical wisdom into the trenches of everyday life, he shows how ideas of Stoic Philosophy ? which emphasizes goals like gaining command of one's passions and achieving indifference to pain and distress ? are completely up to date in their relevance to the practical issues people confront in the 21st century. Divided into three accessible sections, the book focuses on three leading Stoics: the slave Epictetus, the lawyer Seneca, and the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius. From the bottom of society to the upwardly mobile middle to society's very top, the book highlights how these Stoics' insights relate to modern experience. Philosophy buffs and fans of Morris's other works will appreciate this latest application of ancient wisdom to new concerns.
And so we won ' t find the Emperor encouraging us to find something in life that
we are passionate about , to follow our loves , to be as enthusiastic as ... that are
relevant to the topic when he addresses the subject of working with other people .
Author: Tom Morris
Publisher: Open Court Publishing
The Consumer Society Reader features a range of key works on the nature and evolution of consumer society. Included here is much-discussed work by leading critics such as Jean Baudrillard, Susan Bordo, Dick Hebdige, bell hooks, and Janice Radway. Also included is a full range of classics, such as Frankfurt School writers Adorno and Horkheimer on the Culture Industry; Thorstein Veblen's oft-cited writings on "conspicuous consumption"; Betty Friedan on the housewife's central role in consumer society; John Kenneth Galbraith's influential analysis of the "affluent society"; and Pierre Bourdieu on the notion of "taste." "Consumer society--the 'air we breathe,' as George Orwell has described it--disappears during economic downtruns and political crises. It becomes visible again when prosperity seems secure, cultural transformation is too rapid, or enviornmental disasters occur. Such is the time in which we now find ourselves. As the roads clog with gas-guzzling SUVs and McMansions proliferate in the suburbs, the nation is once again asking fundamental questions about lifestyle. Has 'luxury fever,' to use Robert Frank's phrase, gotten out of hand? Are we really comfortable with the 'Brand Is Me' mentality? Have we gone too far in pursuit of the almighty dollar, to the detriment of our families, communities, and natural enviornment? Even politicians, ordinarily impermeable to questions about consumerism, are voicing doubts... [and] polls suggest majorities of Americans feel the country has become too materialistic, too focused on getting and spending, and increasingly removed from long-standing non-materialist values." —From the introduction by Douglas B. Holt and Juliet B. Schor
At stake in every struggle over art there is also the imposition of an art of living,
that is, the transmutation of an arbitrary way of living into the legitimate way of life
which casts every other way of living into arbitrariness. ... Like the visibly ethical
judgments of those who lack the means to make art the basis of their art of living,
to see the world and other people through literary reminiscences and pictorial ...
Author: Juliet Schor
Publisher: The New Press
Category: Social Science
Allen Klein is a motivational speaker and author who believes strongly in the way words can influence how we feel mentally, physically, and spiritually. In this day of tweeting, texting, cyberspeak and the non-language of E-mail, the written and spoken word has the power to touch our hearts and lift our spirit that is extraordinary. In this The Art of Living Joyfully, Jollytologist Allen Klein presents a compendium of advice and plain common sense comprising a guide to good cheer. This wonderful collection of quips, quotes and instruction comes from a variety of people and from all eras of history. Dividing the books thematically, covering such topics as Friendship, Laughter, Beauty, Nature, Faith, and more, this is a book to cherish for oneself and to give as a heartfelt gift. HENRY DAVID THOREAU on Friendship: "The most I can for my friend is simply to be his friend," WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE on Laughter: "A light heart lives long." RALPH WALDO EMERSON on Happiness: "Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on someone without getting some on yourself." SOPHOCLES on Love: "One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love." MARTIN LUTHER on Nature: "Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone but in every leaf of springtime." From yesteryear to yesterday to today; from the famous to the little known; on subjects that touch our lives every day in every way, the selection of quotes in THE ART OF LIVING JOYFULLY offers insight and inspiration to help you and those you care about feel good about themselves and life.
... more interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get
people interested in you. DALE CARNEGIE The only way to have a friend is to be
one. RALPH WALDO EMERSON Friends will not only live in harmony, but in
Author: Allen Klein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Vincent van Gogh believed that one had to learn to read, just as one had to learn to see and learn to live. Van Gogh conveyed a message in his work about the path that he himself followed that was "more true to life," the path that human beings walk in their turbulent existence, the pilgrimage along the various stages of the road of life. He does not speak about the meaning of life but about the true art of living. It is fascinating to see and read the moving way in which he wrestled with the deep human questions of the whence, why, and whither of life. He did not see himself doing this on his own but acknowledged kindred spirits and allies in preachers, preacher-poets, painters, writers, and other artists who also attempted to find their own way through life in a similar fashion. Van Gogh was aware, like no other, of his duty and task in life: his vocation as human being and artist. That means that he was well acquainted with loneliness, fear, and despair, including suicidal tendencies. Nevertheless, he understood himself as cut out for faith, rather than resignation. Human beings follow their life's path, through storms and dangers, on land and on sea, where the "star of the sea" (the Virgin Mary) helps them and provides light. Van Gogh rejected the unhealthy, sickly forms of religion, electing instead to embrace authentic forms of piety.
He leaves Lantern Yard and goes to live in Raveloe alone, in bitterness. ... It is a
true peasant painting (June 1, 1885). ... (April 30, 1885) He wanted it to make
people imagine an entirely different and better way of life than that of civilized ...
Author: Anton Wessels
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The art of living is abundantly exemplified in actual life . Take two men of equal
means , one of whom knows the art of living , and the other not . The one has the
seeing eye and the intelligent mind . Nature is ever new to him , and full of beauty
Author: Samuel Smiles
Category: Conduct of life
The leading Western practitioner of Tibetan B÷n medicine, describes how to apply the ancient wisdom and principles of Tibetan medicine to modern life, explaining the system's unique spiritual, emotional, and physical properties and presenting simple techniques--ranging from dietary guidelines and exercise to soul medicine and herbal remedies--that can be incorporated into everyday life. Reprint.
Wise Body, Mind, Life Christopher Hansard. tudes are dealing ... Other people's
interactions can affect your karma, and yours can affect theirs. For example ... in
illness. Illness is here to help us stay connected to the 56 The Tibetan Art of
Author: Christopher Hansard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Health & Fitness
This book will remind you of your power and assist you to reclaim whom you really are inside. We are all born worthy of creating a wonderful and joyous life. We all have the same amazing inheritance that allows us to connect with our source. We are all powerful creators blessed with different gifts that make us each special in our own way. Life is meant to be good. We are here to expand our experiences and enjoy interacting with each other. We are here to live and enjoy the blessing of life. That is what life should be, and that is what it can be! Shift your perception, and you can change your life. All it takes is one moment—this present moment—to make the decision to let go of the “crap” in your life. It can be gone in an instant. The past is the past. We all deserve a good life. We all deserve to be good to ourselves and to each other. In this book you will learn how easy it is to love and forgive yourself. Through my experiences I will show you how to release your negative belief systems and accept yourself just as you are. After that, the possibilities are limitless. When you create a loving relationship with yourself, connect with your source, and become clear on what you want in your life, you will discover art of living in joy!
If happiness depends on other people, so much energy is wasted on what there
is no control over. You become frustrated and create negative emotions. It is so
hard even to change the closest of friends or an immediate family member.
Author: M. Eric Donlan
Publisher: Balboa Press
Should we feel inadequate when we fail to be healthy, balanced, and well-adjusted? Is it realistic or even desirable to strive for such an existential equilibrium? Condemning our current cultural obsession with cheerfulness and "positive thinking," Mari Ruti calls for a resurrection of character that honors our more eccentric frequencies and argues that sometimes a tormented and anxiety-ridden life can also be rewarding. Ruti critiques the search for personal meaning and pragmatic attempts to normalize human beings' unruly and idiosyncratic natures. Exposing the tragic banality of a happy life commonly lived, she instead emphasizes the advantages of a lopsided life rich in passion and fortitude. She also shows what matters is not our ability to evade existential uncertainty but our courage to meet adversity in such a way that we do not become irrevocably broken. We are in danger of losing the capacity to cope with complexity, ambiguity, melancholia, disorientation, and disappointment, Ruti warns, leaving us feeling less "real" and less connected and unable to process a full range of emotions. Heeding the call of our character means acknowledging the marginalized, chaotic aspects of our being, and it is precisely these creative qualities that make us inimitable and irreplaceable.
Living a Life Worth Living Mari Ruti. seamless—we ... If there are people who
awaken what is most interesting about us, there are others who can only diminish
us. ... Moreover, it is not only other people who mold our 32 the art of self-
Author: Mari Ruti
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Sophie Friedel explores the action of skateboarding in her book as a way to escape cycles of despair, not only in war torn environments and regions affected by poverty. The author critically reflects on her involvements of teaching skateboarding in Afghanistan within the context of youth empowerment and peace work. By way of personal experiences, Friedel illustrates how skateboarding can be understood as an elicitive approach to peace work and conflict transformation that unfolds the extraordinary human potential inherent to all of us.
It's about giving people life skills and hope for their future. (Tony Hawk,
Skateistan, 2014a). In 2007, Oliver Percovich visited his then girlfriend Sharna
Nolan in Kabul who had a research position there, with the hope to also find
employment as ...
Author: Sophie Friedel
Philip E. Muskett, former Surgeon Superintendent to the NSW government, wrote in 1893: “...our people live in direct opposition to their semi-tropical environment ... the consumption of butcher’s meat and tea is enormously in excess of any common sense requirements ..” The Art of Living in Australia offers advice for healthy living. In an effort to promote better eating-habits, Muskett presents a carefully researched picture of climate; of the history of cookery instruction in schools; of the value of salads; of problems and methods of management, current in 1893, in the fishing, oyster growing and wine making industries. The book was dedicated with “hope for the development of all the great natural food industries of our country”. Reading it today, we have a measure to show how far we have come. First published in 1893.
PREFACE, ALTHOUGH this work fully deals with all the many matters connected
with the art of living in Australia, its principal object is the ... For years past the fact
that our people live in direct opposition to their semi-tropical environment has
been constantly before me. ... On the other hand, there has been no real attempt
to develop our deep-sea fisheries; market gardening is deplorably neglected,
only a ...
Author: Philip E. Muskett
Category: Cooking, Australian
One of its hallmarks might be said to be consideration for the dignity and human
rights of other people , aside from ... to learn how to live together with the least
friction , have , in fact , developed this living together into the highest art of
Author: James William Christopher
Publisher: Brill Archive