Stand Firm by Svend Brinkmann

Stand Firm

By Svend Brinkmann

  • Release Date: 2017-02-27
  • Genre: Sociology
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Description

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 coexist peacefully with others. By encouraging us to stand firm and get a foothold in life, this vibrant anti-self-help guide offers a compelling alternative to life coaching, positive thinking and the need always to say 'yes!'

Reviews

  • Must read.

    5
    By Pnoahw
    Stoicism? This book spoke to my discomfort with the 'Tony Robbins' of the world. A balanced view of self improvement culture. In this crazy world, we need to focus on the most important things - and feelings are not among them. Grateful for this pragmatic critique of our self help culture.

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