1 Loving the Life You Lead
2 In the Garden of Pleasures, with Aristotle and Epicurus
3 Giving Meaning to Life
4 Voltaire and the Happy Idiot
5 Does Every Human Being Wish to Be Happy?
6 Happiness Is Not of This World: Socrates, Jesus, Kant
7 On the Art of Being Oneself
8 Schopenhauer: Happiness Lies in Our Sensibility
9 Does Money Make Us Happy?
10 The Emotional Brain
11 On the Art of Being Attentive . . . and Dreaming
12 We Are What We Think
13 The Time of a Life
14 Can We Be Happy Without Other People?
15 The Contagiousness of Happiness
16 Individual Happiness and Collective Happiness
17 Can the Quest for Happiness Make Us Unhappy?
18 From Desire to Boredom: When Happiness Is Impossible
19 The Smile of the Buddha and Epictetus
20 The Laughter of Montaigne and Chuang Tzu
21 The Joy of Spinoza and Ma Anandamayi