Happiness is a multimillion-dollar industry, catering to our deep desire to live a joyful life and to a belief that, as human beings, we deserve to achieve that state. Gopi Kallayil believes in reversing that equation: He holds that what we truly deserve is to be human, and the key to happiness lies in being 100 percent who we are, reveling in and expressing our authentic selves.
This book explores the qualities that make us human and have helped to make Gopi successful and happy in both his personal and his professional life. Told with Gopi's humor, deep compassion, and love of the absurd, The Happy Human spans the period from his first job as a software programmer in South China to his current position as a senior executive at Google in Silicon Valley. Each chapter captures an event in Gopi's life where he exhibited his willingness to express himself from a place of confidence and deep focus. Gopi's stories and practices will help readers find happiness by embracing not only themselves but the entire human experience, inspiring them to fall down and get right back up, to go for what they want on every front, to live life full out.