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Tough Minded Optimist

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"If you want to live in this tough world and still have some real faith and optimism, this book is for you." -- Norman Vincent Peale

The many ills of the modern world can be debilitating. With so much seemingly senseless violence, pain, and destruction, we need a lot of inner strength to overcome cynicism and despair -- and to remain hopeful about the future. With Dr. Peale

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Amanda NEVER MANDY
Nov 29, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, dull-jane
I am naturally an extremely pessimistic person. The glass is always almost empty containing a liquid that is either a minute away from turning or is something I probably wouldn’t like to begin with. This is my crunchy other shell that protects my gooey innards from life. It is also a “don’t look behind the curtain” trick that only fools those who shouldn’t be anywhere near me to begin with.

You would think with an outlook like this that I wouldn’t be open to exploring new concepts, but that isn’t
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Jan Tik
Nov 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It might not have sold as many copies, but this is a much better book than Peale's The Power Of Positive Thinking.

For one, Peale is now ten years older and has endured significant derision from mental health experts, one of whom even directly accused him of being a con man and a fraud, and from theologians - even called a heretic by some.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_V...

The Tough-Minded Optimist strikes a much more realistic tone than Peale's earlier attempts, and reflects on his own con
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This is a real classic!
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Dr. Norman Vincent Peale (1898–1993) was a minister and author (most notably of The Power of Positive Thinking) and a progenitor of the theory of "positive thinking".

Peale was born in Bowersville, Ohio. He graduated from Bellefontaine High School, Bellefontaine, Ohio. He has earned degrees at Ohio Wesleyan University (where he became a brother of the Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta) and Boston Unive
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“The creative thought principle is very important, for as Gautama Buddha declared, “The mind is everything; what you think you become.” 1 likes
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