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People of the Lie by M. Scott Peck
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Oct 30, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: could-not-finish
Read from October 30 to December 01, 2010

There are things I don't like about this book, but I started reading it again because I own it and have no other convenient/available book in mind to address an issue of concern to me right now: why people are so shamelessly FUCKED UP, remorseless, and seemingly devoid of empathy with apparently no desire to be better or recognition that anything is wrong with them, even a little bit.

Once again I just couldn't continue when he starts in with the exorcism bullshit. Which in my placebo & ritual embracing mindset I supposedly can go along with a little ways, but in reality when it comes to reading this book I just can't keep reading it. I keep thinking I'm curious about it, but then I'm just NOT. He's just really smoothly full of shit in so many ways.
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message 1: by Jessaka (new)

Jessaka that is the same reason i read it. next comes Explaining Hitler and The Gulag Archipelagoa, but I doubt very much if there is an answer.

Trixie Fontaine Ahhh - thanks for the rec, Karolyn.

message 4: by Chloe (new)

Chloe Yes Peck is very FOS. Not many people call him up on it though

message 5: by Jessaka (new)

Jessaka Karolyn, that looks like a heavy duty book.

I think the sociopath that Peck is talking about was born that way. Nothing can be done about him. Peck had no compassion for a person like that, and I probably don't either anymore, although I have to feel bad for a person who doesn't seem to have a soul, a conscious, or any feelings for others. I hated this book.

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