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Why We Hate Us by Dick Meyer
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Mar 21, 2012

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bookshelves: non-fiction, recreation
Read from March 21 to 25, 2012

Wow, some people really hate this book. Makes me wonder how many of them read it to the end.

No, the author is not just an old man ranting about "kids these days." As one of those "kids," I found his views very insightful. And he does have a solution to help fix some of these problems. I just don't think his solution will help.

After spending most of the book agreeing with his assessment of the problem, I couldn't agree with his solution. Apparently, we need values and value judgements, but as there is no moral absolute to base those values and judgements on, we need to just choose some. Or something like that. Honestly, it wasn't very clear.

I originally planned to give it four stars out of five, but the tepid ending bumped it down to three. (More like three and a half, but Goodreads does not allow for half stars. They should work on that.)

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