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This book is by a programmer, for programmers, to help them quantify their happiness and take action to improve it, instead of focusing on churning widgets (GTD) or whatever it is you focus on.

Yeah.. - but why read this over any one of hundreds other books/blogs/articles which make similar claims?

Phrases like 'quantifying their happiness' make me sad.

I'm not sure you actually understand my phrase 'quantifying their happiness'. It uses tests derived from The Feeling Good Handbook, Dr. David Burns and Beck Anxiety Inventory, Dr. Aaron Beck to track emotional well being over time.

It makes it possible to compare how you feel with various points in the past to track an overall improvement or regression.

You're right, I don't understand. And to be honest you're not making me want to very much either.

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