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People in Quandaries: The Semantics of Personal Adjustment

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Unknown Binding, 532 pages
Published January 1st 1989 by International Society for General Semantics (first published January 1st 1946)
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Joe Nicassio
Sep 27, 2013 Joe Nicassio rated it it was amazing
This was a difficult book to read. My friend challenged me to read this book.
By the time I was through, I had a much more refined and precise understanding of language, communication, and the neurological impact of our communications.

It takes commitment to read this book, and, when you come out the other side, you will understand communications better than 99% of the world.
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Apr 21, 2009 Rebecca rated it liked it
The first 50 pages suggested, like many books, that clarifying insight would answer restless questions harbored by many of us about "the problems we have in trying to live with ourselves and with each other" (first sentence).

"The ideals of the maladjusted are high in three chief respects. In the first place, they are high in the sense that they are vague. Being vague, they are difficult to recognize; being difficult to recognize, they appear to be elusive. It is the consequent misfortune of the
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