Language: English | Number of Pages: 160 | Format: Paperback
Isbn-10: 1419703730 | Isbn-13: 9781419703737 | Publish date: 01/10/2011
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I was quite disappointed by the book, which is essentially a collection of aphorisms, some interesting and quirky, but most neither.
Here are the bits I think are worth.
"Unlock yourself from the neurotic need to please. It erodes the soul"
"Life is more pleasant without asking too many questions of yourself, or seeking a higher purpose"
"Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted"
"Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm"
"Tenacity and staying resolute are simply being obstinate in a way we approve of"
"War doesn't determine who's right, war determines who's left"
Q: You seem to represent all I find unpleasant about the modern world. People like me, who don't court personal validation, believe in putting other people first. Today everything is about gratification of the self, and choosing our own happiness over anyone else's. Whatever happened to the values I adhere to, like duty, morality, righteousness, and the belief that goodness is its own reward?
A: You may sound like a very good person, but in fact you just suffer from the disease to please. And what's more you seem to want to be congratulated for it. Apparently, goodness is not its own reward.
fabiodebe said on Mar 15, 2013, 21:51