- ISBN 9780349143392
- Categories BX, BX BXOS, BXOS, New Arrivals OS, Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction: Personal Development, Reference
- Author(s) Frank Tallis
- Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
- Weight 0.272 kg
Science, technology and western liberal democracy have all had a dramatic impact on our quality of life. Compared to previous generations, we have unprecedented access to information, increased personal freedom, more material comforts and more possessions. Yet, even before the shock of Covid-19, more people than ever before were reporting being depressed, anxious or unfulfilled. As our material circumstances become easier, life seems to get harder. Why should this be? Shelves sag under the weight of self-help manuals and the internet is awash with the advice of role-models and celebrity gurus; however, to what extent can these sources be expected to supply meaningful, practical answers - the kind of answers relevant to sceptical individuals living in a modern, technologically advanced culture?