This is a sequence of pieces to read that will be helpful in getting your arms around a philosophy of life that is real and is workable. Yes, it will take some of your time, but it will be one of the biggest payoffs in life for your time. (It is not polished or finished enough for an actual book, but it will definitely be helpful. Let me know your impressions and results, if you would. Contact.)
If one put together all of these pieces in the contiguous, all in one place book, it would be the size of a comprehensive book. The main difference is that you just have to click the next link (and use the back button to come back to this page).
I would highly recommend that you use this, asap, to formulate your own written philosophy of life. I recommend that you take 5 complete days to complete it, preferably all at once, but otherwise in one full day at a time.
Instructions: See bottom of page (everything underlined in red is a link)
DANGER: LIFE PASSING US BY, IGNORANCE
Human Reason - Not understanding this has lead to much unneeded suffering...
"compliance", yet we somehow have learned to do it despite it unworkability.
WHATEVER HAPPENS HAPPENS FOR A VALID HUMAN REASON...
DISCERNING TRUTH VS UNTRUTH
Understand the mind
VIEW OF MYSELF
How To View Life & Its Parts
How then shall I live?
BUILDING YOUR LIFE PHILOSOPHY
Summary of my life philosophy
What Are Your Key Beliefs?
My view of myself
My beliefs about myself
Values, purpose, standards, rules
Creeds, codes of conduct
APPENDIX. PHILOSOPHICAL ISSUES
These take much more understanding, so I wouldn't approach them, if I were you, until AFTER you've constructed your basic philosophy of life notebook.
Read these in this order, clicking on each link. If the link is into an extensive area, you might just read the overview and decide if you'll return later.
The end result for you would be for you to formulate your own philosophy of life, clearly, definitively, strongly, so it can guide your life in such a way as to create your greatest, deepest, lasting happiness throughout your life.