Why, why do I do this to myself and read self help books that are destined to make me feel inadequate and superfluous to my own life?
Rubin’s stated purpose is to bring more happiness into her ordinary life. However, Rubin is Ivy league educated, then Yale Law, clerked for Justice Sandra Day O-Connor, was invited to serve on the Foreign Relations Council, and she’s the daughter-in-law of Robert Rubin. I hardly think her life is ordinary.
And this whole topic started to wear on me, with Rubin’s perky projects designed to increase happiness. I don’t think I’d have the time to fit in many of her suggestions, between working, laundry, feeding my family, laundry, shuttling 3 kids around, and laundry.
Somehow I suspect that Rubin doesn’t have to take care of many of the mundane tasks that I have on my plate. I need a book that helps me find the joy in ironing. I think I’ll be waiting awhile for that book to be released.
2 responses to “The Happiness Project”
I’m right there with you. This book seemed to throw money at everything, proving money buys happiness. I got a lot more use out of Hardwiring Happiness, which talked about being appreciative of the little things in life (especially those that don’t cost money).
I tried reading my book and just couldn’t get through it. Most of her idea seemed terribly obvious and mundane. Blahhh