Stand Firm

Stand Firm

Resisting the Self-improvement Craze

Book - 2017
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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!?"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Polity, [2017]
Edition: English edition.
Copyright Date: ♭2017
ISBN: 9781509514267
1509514260
Characteristics: vii, 138 pages
Additional Contributors: McTurk, Tom

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