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How to Drive Yourself Crazy....

Thursday, August 09, 2012

or improve your analytic abilities big time!

I am reading concurrently the books "Positive Psychology for Dummies" and Barbara Ehrenreich's book "Bright Sided" (recommended by Meddy).

Not at the same time, or course.....I trade off.

The Dummy book tells you how to apply Positive psychology to your life.....

Bright Sided says that positive thinking has in essence ruined America.

As is the usual, I think the truth (at least for me) is somewhere in the middle--even Martin Seligman, the Positive Psychology Guru, states that critical thinkers and risk assessors are needed as well to look on the not-so bright side....

It will be an interesting ride. So far, Ehrenreich wins for just plain good writing!


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BELLAMEMAW 8/10/2012 6:00PM

    I haven't read either but my initial thought was/is is Bright Sided confusing reckless thinking with Positive thinking? Thanks for posting; I'm going to look further into both books! Enjoy, Pat emoticon

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ROCKMAN6797 8/10/2012 5:52PM

    Talk about extremes!
Will be very interested in Ehrenreich point of view when you are done with the book, very interesting point of view.

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PAULINLIM 8/9/2012 5:58PM

    Ha ha! You're going through the same thing I'm going through-- I recently started following Caldwell Esselstyn's "Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Diet" (with excellent results, I must say), but then I started reading William Davis's "Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health", which was in almost direct opposition to the first book. It stressed me out! But the author of the first book looks lean and the the author of the second book looks chubby, so that must mean something. Plus, Davis's writing style is so biased and annoying, it makes it easier to decide whom I'm going to listen to!

The hardest thing about life is that we have to make our own choices.

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MEXGAL1 8/9/2012 3:56PM

    Very thought provoking indeed. I guess sometimes if one is too positive and not thinking about consequences and they ignor what needs to get done, that can be a problem. I think the fear of consequences and also competition can be very driving forces to motivate one to get it done!

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MUSICNERD1993 8/9/2012 12:54PM

    Interesting...I think I would be way analytical if I were to read those books...especially at the same time!

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