The Antidote - OUT OF PRINT: Happiness for people who can't stand positive thinking
The Antidote: Happiness for people who can‚€TMt stand positive thinking is an exploration of a radically new path to happiness.
In an approach that turns decades of self-help advice on its head, Oliver Burkeman explains why positive thinking serves only to make us more miserable, and why 'getting motivated' can exacerbate procrastination.¬
Comparing the personal philosophies of dozens of 'happy' people‚€”among them¬ philosophers and experimental psychologists, Buddhists and terrorism experts, New Age dreamers and hard-headed business consultants‚€”Burkeman uncovers some common ground.¬ They all believe that there is an alternative 'negative path' to happiness and success that involves coming face-to-face with, even embracing, precisely the things we spend our lives trying to avoid.
Burkeman concedes that in¬ our personal lives and the world at large, it‚€TMs our constant efforts to eliminate the negative‚€”uncertainty, unhappiness, failure‚€”that cause us to feel so anxious, insecure and unhappy.¬ Hilarious and compulsively readable, The Antidote¬ will have you on the road to happiness in no time.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Olivermagnus - LibraryThing
I'm not a huge fan of self help books but needed to read one to fulfill a challenge. I found this book at the library and it seemed to fit the bill for me. Throughout the book Burkeman covers a wide ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - sometimeunderwater - LibraryThing
Surprisingly not awful. Didn't learn the secret of happiness, but that probably wasn't the point. Some fun anecdotes, and a breezy style make this feel nice and short. Read full review
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The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking
Limited preview - 2013