The Little Book of Lykke: Summary Review

This is a summary review of The Little Book of Lykke containing key details about the book.

What is The Little Book of Lykke About?

"The Little Book of Lykke" is a book by Meik Wiking that explores the concept of happiness and what makes people happy.

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The Little Book of Lykke offers more inspiration and suggestions for achieving greater happiness, by practicing Lykke (LOO-ka)—pursuing and finding the good that exists in the world around us every day. While the Danes are the happiest people on the planet, happiness isn’t exclusively Danish; cultures around the world have their own unique approaches to leading a contented, fulfilled life. For his work at the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, the author travels the globe from Dubai to Finland, Rio de Janeiro to Bhutan, South Korea to the United States, to discover the secrets of the very happiest people.

Summary Points & Takeaways from The Little Book of Lykke

Some key summary points and takeaways from the book include:

* The importance of social connections: The author argues that social connections are a critical factor in happiness and that people who have strong relationships with family and friends are happier.

* The impact of community and belonging: Belonging to a community can have a positive impact on happiness, and the author recommends finding ways to connect with others and become involved in local communities.

* The role of income in happiness: The author argues that while income can contribute to happiness, it is not the most important factor. People who are happy tend to prioritize experiences and relationships over material possessions.

* The impact of the natural environment: The natural environment can have a positive impact on happiness, and the author recommends spending time in nature and finding ways to connect with the natural world.

* The importance of purpose and meaning: The author argues that having a sense of purpose and meaning in life is essential for happiness, and recommends finding ways to connect with something larger than oneself.

* Overall, "The Little Book of Lykke" provides a thought-provoking exploration of the concept of happiness and offers practical insights and tips for increasing happiness and well-being.

Who is the author of The Little Book of Lykke?

Meik Wiking is CEO of the Happiness Research Institute, research associate for Denmark at the World Database of Happiness, and founding member of the Latin American Network for Wellbeing and Quality of Life Policies. He and his research have been featured in more than five hundred media outlets, including The Washington Post, BBC, Huffington Post, the Times (London), The Guardian, CBS, Monocle, the Atlantic, and PBS News Hour.

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Book details

  • Print length: 288 pages
  • Genre: Nonfiction, Self Help, Psychology

What is a good quote from The Little Book of Lykke?

Top Quote: “A city is successful not when it’s rich but when its people are happy." (Meaning) - The Little Book of Lykke Quotes, Meik Wiking

What do critics say?

Here's what one of the prominent reviewers had to say about the book: “When it comes to living our best lives, there is much to learn from different cultures… The Happiness Research Institute explores global trends of life satisfaction. It’s headed by Meik Wiking, who has collected his findings in The Little Book of Lykke.” — Good Housekeeping, UK

* The editor of this summary review made every effort to maintain information accuracy, including any published quotes, chapters, or takeaways. If you're interested in enhancing your personal growth, I suggest checking out my list of favorite self-development books. These books have been instrumental in my own personal development and I'm confident they can help you too.

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Chief Editor

Tal Gur is an author, founder, and impact-driven entrepreneur at heart. After trading his daily grind for a life of his own daring design, he spent a decade pursuing 100 major life goals around the globe. His journey and most recent book, The Art of Fully Living, has led him to found Elevate Society.

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