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The Antidote

Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking

The book challenges the conventional wisdom of relentless positive thinking, arguing that embracing uncertainty and the potential for failure can lead to a more authentic and sustainable form of happiness. It explores philosophical and psychological approaches that find serenity in accepting life's inherent messiness and unpredictability.

Key points:

1. Negative Path to Happiness: Burkeman suggests that embracing uncertainty and failure can lead to genuine happiness, rather than constantly pursuing positivity.

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