Don't Chase Happiness! 36 Rules to a Fulfilling Life, in the Modern World

What is common sense? Merriam-Webster defines it as: "sound and prudent judgment based on a simple perception of the situation or facts."


Have you heard the phrase, “Common sense isn’t very common anymore”? I’m sure you have. It feels like every talk show host or news pundit has mentioned it at some point. Not to mention conversations with friends or family.


We live in a modern world and are faced with modern challenges. A particular challenge, one that I take head-on in this book, is the source of the above phrase. There is also a valid reason it holds true. One single word in the definition of common sense has lowered our levels of fulfillment and divided us as a nation: "Perception.”


Perception is subjective and based on multiple factors such as age, gender, ethnicity, culture, sexual identity, education, personal experiences...the list can go on and on. Our country has changed over the years and we have many differences. However, with as many differences as we have, there are just as many, if not more commonalities. Sometimes we forget this.  


I have created a list of 36 rules. Common sense rules that will help make your life more fulfilling, no matter what your background, politics, religion, etc. These rules are 100% inclusive and will work for you just as well as me. The more people we have living fulfilling lives, the better all of our lives will be. I hope this book can provide you with a different perspective on your current perception. One that will unite us all together, while making your own life and the lives of everyone around you, much better in the process. -Joshua Edelstein