Bestselling author, Wilhelm Schmid is the most significant and popular contemporary German moral philosopher. In his many books on topics such as 'happiness', 'love', the 'meaning of life', and 'balanced living' - to name only a few - he has been endeavoring to create a philosophy of the art of living for our time. He lives in Berlin, Germany, and travels around the world giving lectures and workshops on the philosophy of the art of living. He has been awarded the German Prize for Outstanding Services in Conveying Philosophy to the Public (2012), and the Swiss Prize for his philosophical contribution to the Art of Living (2013).
Learning to live with one's own aging is the new task: making an art of what once was a given—growing older; turning our society's anti-aging bias into a true art of aging that will enable us to live with rather than against the inevitable. In ten practical steps, this book teaches you how to welcome and embrace growing older with 'gelassenheit' at any age.
Is not being happy really so bad? In HIGH ON LOW: HARNESSING THE POWER OF UNHAPPINESS, bestselling author Wilhelm Schmid argues that far from preventing us from living a full life, being unhappy is a crucial part of well-rounded, active, and creative living. Rather than treating unhappiness as an unwelcome interloper on our quest for happiness, we should harness the very power of not being happy.