Per sfatare falsi miti e riportare l’attenzione su ciò che ciascuno di noi considera importante indipendentemente da tutto.
Lo riporto in biblioteca per comprarlo in libreria.
Psicologia spiccia con tanti riferimenti bibliografici....Continua
Status anxiety. Keeping up with the Joneses. Climbing the social ladder. Whatever you call it, you know how it feels. My parents sure know how it feels, for in my entire life they've been indoctrinating me with the importance of "status". Unfortunately for them - but fortunately for me - I never heed their call. The truth is, not caring about one's status (especially in the eyes of others) is the most liberating feeling one can have.
I'd recommend this book to my parents. But is there a Chinese version of this book?...Continua
Actually I finished this about 12 years ago. I just remember that some of my interpersonal relationship problems were solved because of the explicit explanations and viewpoints of this author.
When you are offered two jobs, one with $50k and your colleagues got $30k, another one with $60k and your colleagues got 80k, which one would you take?
If inequality is the nature and you cannot alter, there is no dis-satisfaction. However, with the evolution of society and technical advancement in 18th/19th century, the rigid class hierarchy was disintegrated. People are judged by financial achievement, esp you are compared with the group like you. Being poor means unsuccessful and lack of talents. All these contribute to "Status Anxiety", worry of failure, disrespect, etc.
This book talks about the origins of the formation of these culture and how Art, Philosophy, Religion, etc help to get back the peace of mind.
It is not a self help book. The "Causes" part provides food for my self reflection while the "Solutions" is rather dogmatic....Continua
This book won't help you with your status anxiety but could serve as an introduction to how (Western) civilization has handled this issue, interesting. I often skipped the parts where Alain tries to talk his reader out of the anxiety over status....Continua