The Seven Cs of Happiness is a book about achievement of long lasting and meaningful happiness. It shows how all of us can use common sense and moderation to be happy.
It will help you understand happiness and provide a useful guide, not an answer, to a happy and successful life. It is not prescriptive, nor is it based on any of the old time religions, new age theories, Freudian principles, or other popular or esoteric doctrines. If anything, two underlying premises the book follows are; common sense and moderation.
Part I explains the meaning of happiness and how it relates to our lives. It paves a way to a better understanding of the role of happiness in life. In addition, steps are laid out to focus and coordinate our goals, desires, and wishes to create a meaningful life.
Part II provides how the seven Cs (Commitment, Communication, Contentment, Character, Courage, Compassion, Compromise), may be used to help us become happy. These seven elements of a happy life have been written and talked about throughout the history of mankind. In fact, one may say that the basis of these Cs is the most important C of them all, Common Sense. Although each of the elements is discussed separately, all of them, to some degree, are necessary for the pursuit of happiness.
The seven Cs are easy to understand, although a little more difficult to live by , as they are inter-related in the application to our daily lives. The chapters in Part II are not arranged in any order of importance. Not a single C is sufficient for all your needs, nor are all the Cs needed at all the time. Depending on an individuals priorities and needs, for a specific situation, significance and application of the elements will be very different. So, there are situations where Compromise may be of more value than Commitment.
People of all occupations, from the president of a large corporation to the layman in the street , from a housewife to a young man in college, should be able to benefit from this book.