How to Deal With Adversity

How to Deal With Adversity

Book - 2014 | First U.S. edition
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"No matter how insulated we are by wealth or friends we can all expect to undergo some form of loss, failure, or disappointment. The common reaction is to bear it as best we can--some do this better than others--and move on with life. Dr. Christopher Hamilton proposes a different response to adversity. Focusing on the arenas of family, love, illness, and death, he explores constructive ways to deal with adversity and embrace it to derive unique insight into our condition. Offering examples from history, literature, and science, he suggests how we might recognize it as a precious source of enlightenment, shaping our very existence. - The School of Life is dedicated to exploring life's big questions: How can we fulfill our potential? Can work be inspiring? Why does community matter? Can relationships last a lifetime? We don't have all the answers, but we will direct you toward a variety of useful ideas--from philosophy to literature, from psychology to the visual arts--that are quaranteed to stimulate, provoke, nourish, and console"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2014
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 1250059003 (paperback)
9781250059000 (paperback)
Branch Call Number: 128 HAM
Characteristics: 200 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm


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Oct 08, 2015

While this books goes into details about some aspects of human life, like love, from a deep philosophical point of view; it never address true adversity aspect of human life, like for example loss of job or relationship breakup.
Misleading and disappointing that way.


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