Since antiquity, i.e. for at least 2,500 years and probably much longer, people have been asking themselves what it means to live a good life. Each generation poses this question anew, and somehow the answers are always fundamentally disappointing. Why? Because we’re constantly searching for a single principle, a single tenet, a single rule. Yet this holy grail – a single, simple path – doesn’t exist. Here you’ll find fifty-two intellectual tools designed for better living – they may not guarantee you a good life, but they’ll give you a better chance.