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How to Be Alive - A Guide to the Kind of Happiness That Helps the World

Colin Beavan

The author of No Impact Man and founder of the No Impact Project returns with this trailblazing guide to living a meaningful and fulfilling life while also contributing to the wellbeing of our communities and the planet. When Colin Beavan embarked upon a yearlong experiment to lead a zero net-impact existence in the middle of New York City, he had no idea what a profound effect it would have upon himself and others around him. For Colin, the project-chronicled in a book, a documentary, and an ongoing lecture series-formed the basis of a radical "lifestyle redesign" that reached beyond just environmental activism. And, in the course of his travels and lectures, he encountered scores of people who were similarly breaking from traditional ideas about work, home, and even family in order to take their futures, and the planet's, in their own hands. In the process they made a startling discovery-a happier way of life that is also having a deeply positive impact on the world. For most of us, though, even contemplating this kind of transformation is overwhelming and confusing. In How to Be Alive, Beavan shares his insights on finding the path that's right for you. Drawing on everything from classic literature and philosophy to current science, and combining that with his own experiences alongside those of the many people he has met along the way, Colin explores a broad array of transformational lifestyle adjustments-small and large-that offer security and meaning in a world confronted by ecological crises, economic upheaval, and ongoing war and social injustice. In the process, he helps readers embark on the quest for a "good life" of their own-lives both better for them and the planet.

The author of No Impact Man and founder of the No Impact Project returns with this trailblazing guide to living a meaningful and fulfilling life while also contributing to the wellbeing of our communities and the planet. When Colin Beavan embarked upon a yearlong experiment to lead a zero net-impact existence in the middle of New York City, he had no idea what a profound effect it would have upon himself and others around him. For Colin, the project-chronicled in a book, a documentary, and an ongoing lecture series-formed the basis of a radical "lifestyle redesign" that reached beyond just environmental activism. And, in the course of his travels and lectures, he encountered scores of people who were similarly breaking from traditional ideas about work, home, and even family in order to take their futures, and the planet's, in their own hands. In the process they made a startling discovery-a happier way of life that is also having a deeply positive impact on the world. For most of us, though, even contemplating this kind of transformation is overwhelming and confusing. In How to Be Alive, Beavan shares his insights on finding the path that's right for you. Drawing on everything from classic literature and philosophy to current science, and combining that with his own experiences alongside those of the many people he has met along the way, Colin explores a broad array of transformational lifestyle adjustments-small and large-that offer security and meaning in a world confronted by ecological crises, economic upheaval, and ongoing war and social injustice. In the process, he helps readers embark on the quest for a "good life" of their own-lives both better for them and the planet.
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The author of No Impact Man and founder of the No Impact Project returns with this trailblazing guide to living a meaningful and fulfilling life while also contributing to the wellbeing of our communities and the planet. When Colin Beavan embarked upon a yearlong experiment to lead a zero net-impact existence in the middle of New York City, he had no idea what a profound effect it would have upon himself and others around him. For Colin, the project-chronicled in a book, a documentary, and an ongoing lecture series-formed the basis of a radical "lifestyle redesign" that reached beyond just environmental activism. And, in the course of his travels and lectures, he encountered scores of people who were similarly breaking from traditional ideas about work, home, and even family in order to take their futures, and the planet's, in their own hands. In the process they made a startling discovery-a happier way of life that is also having a deeply positive impact on the world. For most of us, though, even contemplating this kind of transformation is overwhelming and confusing. In How to Be Alive, Beavan shares his insights on finding the path that's right for you. Drawing on everything from classic literature and philosophy to current science, and combining that with his own experiences alongside those of the many people he has met along the way, Colin explores a broad array of transformational lifestyle adjustments-small and large-that offer security and meaning in a world confronted by ecological crises, economic upheaval, and ongoing war and social injustice. In the process, he helps readers embark on the quest for a "good life" of their own-lives both better for them and the planet.

Language:

English

Length:

13h 25m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:11:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

47:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

33:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

55:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

22:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

33:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

49:38


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

56:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

27:43


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

23:29


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

31:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

24:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

23:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:47


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:32


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

41:37


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

19:24


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

22:33


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

15:51


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

12:22


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:37


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

17:26


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

14:39


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

01:52


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

00:55