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|03-05-2010, 03:21 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Interesting book review- The Tyranny of Positive Thinking
I just came across an interesting review of Barbara Ehrenreich’s most recent book “Bright-sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America”.
The premise of the book is that the 'happiness ideology' as popularized in books such as 'The Secret' are actually detrimental to the long-term well-being of society. From the review:
|03-06-2010, 01:55 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: N.E. Wisconsin
I read about this book at some point or heard the author speaking on the radio, I don't remember which. I could relate to the idea. When I was building up massive debt and my business was going down the toilet, I saw a lot of commentary here about how these events are caused by a sense of "lack," negative thoughts, and so on. It was just the opposite for me, and I suspect it has been for a lot of people who got themselves into a similar situation. Unbridled optimism combined with little practical knowledge about money can be very detrimental.
|03-06-2010, 02:12 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2009
|03-06-2010, 10:51 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2008
pretty interesting i must say. W clement stone had said in success through a positive mental atittude that there is a time for positive thinking and a time for negative thinking if i'm correct
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