Why be happy when you can be so much more?
In his latest book, Why Be Happy? The Japanese Way of Acceptance, American clinical psychologist and award-winning food writer Scott Haas explores the Japanese concept of ukeireru, a cultural imperative loosely translated as “acceptance,” and how it can help you manage everything from stress to critical thinking in your daily life.
“[Ukeireru] is a way of recognizing that there’s a problem but understanding that there are possibilities that can resolve it,” Haas says of the Japanese secret to contentment.
“[Look at it as] more of a challenge than a problem.”
At this hybrid event, Haas joins the Club from his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts to discuss his book, give ukeireru tips and answer questions in a moderated Q&A format. In lieu of book signings, autographed book plates will be included with purchases of Why Be Happy?
Nov 7Washington and Lincoln rooms | ¥1,000
Dec 1Manhattan II and III | Price: see details