Propelled : how boredom, frustration, and anticipation lead us to the good life / Andreas Elpidorou.
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- 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|North Kansas City Public Library||158.1 ELPIDOROU 2020 (Text)||0001002373494||Nonfiction New||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780190912963
- ISBN: 0190912960
- Physical Description: x, 211 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
“The secret to happiness may be unhappiness” -- “I hear you clearly, yet your voice sounds far away: distant and unreal” -- “What do you think it?s like being dead?” -- “Confined in an invisible bubble that prevents contact with the world” -- “Like water after days in the desert” -- “An energizer, but not a guide; an engine, but not a steering gear” -- “Impossible to stop just now. Why, if I could only prove one simple little lemma” -- “Our possible existence is always greater than our destiny” -- “And you, what do you think of optimism?” -- Immobile paradises promise us nothing”.
"Weaving together stories from sources as wide-ranging as classical literature, social and cognitive psychology, philosophy, art, and video games, Propelled: How Boredom, Frustration, and Anticipation Lead Us to the Good Life makes a lively case for the value of discontent in our lives. It offers novel, detailed, and scientifically informed characterizations of the nature and outcomes of boredom, frustration, and anticipation. The book demonstrates why these three states should not be viewed as obstacles to our goals but as elements of the good life and explicates how they can illuminate our desires and expectations, inform us when we find ourselves stuck in unpleasant and unfulfilling situations, and motivate us to furnish our lives with meaning, interest, and value"-- Provided by publisher.
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