By Francisco Ugarte
We all want to be happy. Perhaps the greatest obstacle to happiness for most people is resentment. It’s easy to see how widespread this problem is: just notice the critical tone of so many conversations, the anger, the complaints and lamentations, the excuses, negative thoughts, frustrations, the distancing of person from person, family divisions, marriage breakdowns, eagerness for vindication or vengeance, labor disputes, social problems, even conflicts between nations. This short book confronts this problem, studies it, and offers solutions to resolve it.
The study of forgiveness is a difficult matter, but it is even more difficult to live this virtue in practice. At the same time, it is one of the most important resources for the attainment of happiness, because it can resolve, in a fundamental way, the principal obstacle to happiness: resentment
Francisco Ugarte was born in the city of Guadalajara, Mexico, in 1947. He received his undergraduate and master's degrees in Philosophy from the National Autonomous University of Mexico City, and his doctorate in philosophy from the University of the Holy Cross in Rome. He has published various philosophical works both specialized and popular in Mexico and abroad. Among them are El hombre actual en busca de la realidad (Contemporary man in Search of Reality), La Amistad (Friendship), and Metafisca de la esencia (Metaphysics of Essence). He has given numerous classes and conferences on anthropological topics based on his broad experience and knowledge of people from all walks of life.