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Auto-engano

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Este é um livro sobre as mentiras que contamos a nós mesmos. Mentimos para nós o tempo todo: adiantamos o despertador para não perder a hora, acreditamos nas juras da pessoa amada, só levamos realmente a sério os argumentos que sustentam nossas crenças. Além disso, temos a nosso próprio respeito uma opinião que quase nunca coincide com a extensão de nossos defeitos e ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published 2005 by Companhia das Letras (first published 1997)
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Ricardo Santos
Jun 21, 2015 Ricardo Santos rated it really liked it
O livro defende uma tese interessante: a plena consciência é algo bastante pesado para se carregar. Ou seja, muitas vezes, precisamos enganar a nós mesmos para tornar a vida possível, para aproveitá-la melhor.

O autor mescla várias disciplinas como biologia, filosofia, história e economia para analisar no homem e em outros animais de que maneira a mentira é algo proveitoso ou destrutivo.

Ser sincero demais pode causar sérios problemas para alguém, na vida pessoal, no trabalho, em sociedade. Assi
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Quinn
Jun 16, 2012 Quinn rated it really liked it
This is very clever. It's all about the lies we live by and their inevitability. Dr Gianetti suggests that the key to self-help is self-deception. Part of me wants to say well done and cheer over it, the other half wants to say, 'well duh'. There's nothing in here that comes as a surprise but it is beautifully written (and translated - I read the English version entitled 'Lies We Live By'. Either way, I loved it.
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Sep 29, 2014 Valter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rivelatorio, illuminante, profondo, affascinante... e inquietante.

Perché tutti vorremmo credere di essere nel giusto ed avere certezze, ma molto spesso siamo vittime di inganni... i primi dei quali, provengono proprio da noi stessi.
Un libro che ha cambiato la mia visione del mondo e della realtà.

Consigliato a tutti quelli che diffidano dalle illusioni, per quanto piacevoli.
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