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Stand Firm

Resisting the Self-Improvement Craze

by Svend Brinkmann

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The pace of modern life is accelerating. To keep up, we must keep on moving and adapting - constantly striving for greater happiness and success. Or so we are told. But the demands of life in the fast lane come at a price: stress, fatigue and depression are at an all-time high while our social interactions have become increasingly self-serving and opportunistic.

How can we resist today?s obsession with introspection and self-improvement? In this witty and bestselling book, Danish philosopher and psychologist Svend Brinkmann argues that we must not be afraid to reject the self-help mantra and ?stand firm?. The secret to a happier life lies not in finding your inner-self but in coming to terms with yourself in order to co-exist peacefully with others. By encouraging us to stand firm and get a foothold in life, this insightful anti-self-help guide offers a sobering and realistic alternative to life-coaching, positive thinking and the need always to say ?yes!?


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Publisher: Wiley

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  • Release date: February 27, 2017

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  • ISBN: 9781509514298
  • File size: 235 KB
  • Release date: February 27, 2017

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  • ISBN: 9781509514298
  • File size: 235 KB
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The pace of modern life is accelerating. To keep up, we must keep on moving and adapting - constantly striving for greater happiness and success. Or so we are told. But the demands of life in the fast lane come at a price: stress, fatigue and depression are at an all-time high while our social interactions have become increasingly self-serving and opportunistic.

How can we resist today?s obsession with introspection and self-improvement? In this witty and bestselling book, Danish philosopher and psychologist Svend Brinkmann argues that we must not be afraid to reject the self-help mantra and ?stand firm?. The secret to a happier life lies not in finding your inner-self but in coming to terms with yourself in order to co-exist peacefully with others. By encouraging us to stand firm and get a foothold in life, this insightful anti-self-help guide offers a sobering and realistic alternative to life-coaching, positive thinking and the need always to say ?yes!?


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Wiley

    Kindle Book
    Release date: February 27, 2017

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781509514298
    File size: 235 KB
    Release date: February 27, 2017

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781509514298
    File size: 235 KB
    Release date: February 27, 2017

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    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
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  • Languages
    English