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The Happiness Project
by Rubin, Gretchen
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1. Gretchen argues throughout The Happiness Project that striving to be happy is a worthy, not selfish, goal. Do you agree? Do you think that Gretchen was right, or not, to devote so much time and attention to her own happiness? Do you spend much time thinking about your happiness?
2. One of Gretchens resolutions is to Imitate a spiritual master. Do you have a spiritual master? Who is it? Gretchen was surprised to realize that St. Therese of Lisieux was her master. Do you know why you identify with your spiritual master?
3. Gretchen observes that Outer order contributes to inner calm, and many of her resolutions are aimed at clutter-clearing. Do you agree that clutter affects your happiness?
4. Did reading this book make you want to try one of the resolutions? Which one?
5. Gretchen writes, Everyones happiness project will be different. How would your happiness project be different from Gretchens? How might it be the same?
6. What was the one most valuable thing you learned from The Happiness Project about happiness --- for yourself?
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