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Hi Chris.

I thought about putting this in the Literature Forum, but it seems that is where topics go to die. And besides that, I wanted to discuss the notion of this approach and not so much the book by Mark Manson.

I am just beginning it, but it is a quick read when I can get to it. Just finished the first chapter.

In a nutshell so far:

"The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one's negative experience is itself a positive experience."

This is most definitely an interesting book and I am going to encourage my children to read it, but especially my son-in-law.

It is an "off-colorful" book, if that is a word, and the language is coarse. I am hoping it continues in the same vein...not the language so much...but the slap-your-face reality check.

Thanks for recommending it. Maybe we can discuss it in this topic. Who knows? Someone out there might be reading it, too.

I don't think anyone has to read it in order to discuss the ideas put forward, as to anyone with half a brain, the "counterintuitive" seems like common sense, especially to people who remember history and culture from a generation or two ago. How is it that many of us have forgotten? How is it that so many of our young people never knew? Simple reasons, I know, that slap us older folks in the face, but to which most youth are seemingly oblivious.

That is why I started this topic; to discuss the notions offered as I go through the book. I am not expecting much in the way of replies, but it occupies my time and is something new in the feed.

-Jeanne
"The Ox is slow, but the Earth is patient."
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