Solve Your Own Damn Problems

9 Timeless Principles for Succeeding in Life

by Ben Shapiro

On Sale: 07/13/2021

Solve Your Own Damn Problems

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Solve Your Own Damn Problems

9 Timeless Principles for Succeeding in Life

by Ben Shapiro

On Sale: 07/13/2021


About the Book

#1 New York Times bestselling author Ben Shapiro lays out the seven most important decisions we'll ever make, and how to make them by acting accordance with virtue.

Over the course of our lives we face pivotal decisions. But today, few feel they have the thoughtful guidance necessary to help them make good choices. We have become a values free, disconnected society in which anything goes, as long as we are “happy” to do as we please. But happiness and doing the right thing are not mutually exclusive, Ben Shapiro argues.

 In Solve Your Own Damn Problems, he provides a framework for making decisions informed by traditional notions of virtue and wisdom. Shapiro pushes back against the widely held belief that diligence to duty impedes our ability to achieve happiness. In fact, he makes clear, it’s only when we embrace duty that we find happiness. Success without happiness is hollow, Shapiro reminds us, and we cannot find happiness if we stop striving for virtue and honor. Right now, the West is facing a meaning crisis, and it’s up to each of us to rediscover the traditional values which our institutions no longer teach.

Shapiro considers seven challenging scenarios and offers a clear path for how to evaluate and act for each. Instead of going through the motions of school and work, readers should use their mind and moral compass to think through possibilities and ultimately reach conclusions that will lead to happier, more enriched lives.

Solve Your Own Damn Problems reveals that good decision-making and a good life—finding personal satisfaction and meaning—rests on a foundation of responsibility and obligation. By making this central to our lives we can we can begin to address and abate the malaise that has created our meaningless, atomized culture. 

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Critical Praise

“Ben Shapiro knows the power of his voice. He stands up and fights for what he believes with time-tested ideas. The Right Side of History is thoughtful and well-reasoned - exactly what Shapiro’s critics don’t want you to hear.”   - Nikki Haley, former permanent representative of the U.S. Mission of the United Nations, on The Right Side of History

“[The Right Side of History] is a book for people dying to grow up - a book for a culture that risks devouring itself if the people who comprise it refuse to grow up. It’s a book most suitable for our immature, confused, complex but exceptionally promising time. I hope the wisdom it contains aids many a troubled soul in finding and treading the straight and narrow path forward and uphill.” - Jordan Peterson, author of 12 Rules for Life, on The Right Side of History

“It is easy to lose heart when we see tribalism and moral relativism washing across America. Ben Shapiro’s The Right Side of History is a ray of hope, showing a new generation of leaders how to defend the values that have made our country free and prosperous, and to do so with confidence and generosity.” - Arthur Brooks, author of The Conservative Heart and Love Your Enemies, on The Right Side of History


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063001824
  • ISBN 10: 0063001829
  • Imprint: Broadside Books
  • On Sale: 07/13/2021
  • Pages: 272
  • List Price:35.99 CAD
  • BISAC2 : PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
  • BISAC3 : RELIGION / Ethics

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