Sunday, November 30, 2014

of human investment


Be warned, this is a self-help book(s) review! I’m a big fan of self help, I need all the help I can get :D, but not usually a fan of book reviews, they muddy the communion between author and reader across time and space. One of the last private conversations surviving Planet Reality TV.

But sometimes, when I read multiple books on a theme, there is a chain book effect that is powerful, like fireworks in slowmo, and I feel the urge to talk it. Here are the videos first, for the quick fix.

http://www.ted.com/talks/shawn_achor_the_happy_secret_to_better_work?language=en
http://www.ted.com/talks/susan_cain_the_power_of_introverts?language=en
http://www.ted.com/talks/mihaly_csikszentmihalyi_on_flow?language=en

The books are, in progressively lower levels of entertainment,

1. The Happiness Advantage - Shawn Achor
2. Quiet- The Power of Introverts - Susan Cain
3. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

I believe that happiness is not an accident, that we must invest in it, and work for. It is a responsibility we owe to our world, and a commitment we make to ourselves. It allows us to be, and to see, the best possible version of the world, when we give and receive. These three viewpoints, have done a very decent job of showing why, why not and how

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