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The Antidote by Oliver Burkeman
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A hilarious read based on a common sense attitude to the power of positive thinking. The author argues not to follow the cult of self-motivating optimism, but rather find happiness through the back door - by actually not trying to be happy and embracing everything we spend our lives trying to avoid: pessimism, failure, and uncertainty.
Very well written, funny, and insightful read based on field-research (everything from meditation camps to stadium-sized motivational events), interviews, and parallels with classic philosophy.
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Reading Progress

January 2, 2018 – Shelved
January 2, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
February 19, 2018 – Started Reading
February 21, 2018 – Finished Reading

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