The Art of Happiness is a joint collaboration between the Dalai Lama (I’m assuming you know who he is) and Howard Cutler, a medical doctor. This book took me some time to get through. Not because it was difficult by any means, but it was a book that inspired a lot of thought and reflection. The type of thought and reflection that can only be brought on by trying to understand the type of wisdom a person who has seen countless hardships and spent all of their life in the service of others.
The biggest single concept I got from reading The Art of Happiness is how to view others, I’ve seen similar bits that have talked about judgments of others. But nothing so simple and elegant as the Dalai Lama’s advice to view others as people. Don’t think of them in terms of nationality, skin color, religion, etc.
At the heart of everything, we’re all human, we all share the same basic genetic structure. There’s less than a 1% genetic difference between all humans.
As always, I’m not getting any compensation for this endorsement.