It’s actually depressing how many happiness guides we seem to need. Will they help push Germany up the world happiness list? Or contribute to the fact that at least the readers of these guides are happier? The Berlin philosopher and successful publicist Wilhelm Schmid, who also sees himself as a “philosophical pastor”, wrote his bestsellers on the subjects of serenity, Luck, Purpose, Art of Living, Love, Sex and Self-Friendship now added another one. “Swinging – the little art of joie de vivre” is the name of the little ribbon. It should be a practical guide to life, not a scientific essay like Schmid presented in 2018 with “Philosophy of the Art of Living”.