Talking about the good life, I would strongly recommend the above book that I have recently read. How Much Is Enough The Love Of Money And The Case For A Good Life
by Robert and Edward Skidelsky.
And if you want some native Indian wisdom from a person that I admire a great deal, spend a few minutes watching and listening to this clip. This is Anu Aga, one of Pune’s leading lights. Pune, for those who do not know has been home for me the past 22 years. Anu is a magnificent human being. I have had the priviliege of meeting her and can vouch for her genuineness. Please listen to her.