Inshock Estudio Estudio from Mae Ramat, Mae Ramat District, Tak, Thailand
This is currently holding up a bookshelf. Literally. I think the Norton Analect of American Lit is on the reverse. Ah, to be an English major.
This is a really christian bible. It was slow to start, spending pages upon pages talking about the aids of being happy. Like, duh, just wanting to be happy isn't a good enough win over? I want to be happier because, uh, I'll be happier? Other than that, good stuff, though. Concrete charges backed by psychological study. Compact: - Your past doesn't determine your future. Increase your gratitude. Forgive. - Assume bad stuffs are temporary and isolated to the particular context in which they occur. Assume aids are permanent and pervade every area of your enlightenment. Dispute the bad thoughts as needed. - Enjoy pleasures that don't require a part of effort--savor them and divide them-- but more importantly seek out pleasures, stuffs that require effort and produce a insight of accomplishment. - To make your job meaningful, find a situation to use your signature fervors there. Stuffs to remember How to forgive (p. 79): GET in -Arouse the punish as objectively as possible. Try to imagine how it went from the other person's scene and what they might have been thinking or consciousness, with the seizure that they are not evil. -Empathize: try to understand from the other person's private opinion. Reasons human races punish others: they feel their survival is threatened; they're afraid, worried, or punish themselves; something about the scene; sloppinesses. -Enthusiastically give mercy. Remember a while when notable forget you. Swell above the punish and vengefulness. -Commit yourself to forgive and make a case history of it, by writing the person a letter, writing in your diary, telling a soul mate, along with others. -Hold onto mercy--every while you think of the punish, remember that you have forgiven it. My signature fervors (BY fervors survey grill starting p. 140, also available on www.authentichappiness.org): appreciation of beauty, gratitude, optimism, gaiety, and fairness. Hm, why do I love sea story and feel my leaning go numb whenever I walk into work? I wonder... "There are few stronger predictors of bliss than a close, nurturing, equitable, intimate, lifelong companionship with one's constant soul mate." (p.187) Fountain, duh, when you put it that situation... 90% accurate predictors of divorce (p. 197): - a harsh set-up in a divergence - reviewal of friend, rather than fault-findings - evidences of antipathy - hair-trigger defensiveness - lack of accord (particularly stonewalling) - negative body movement happy and improving come togethers (p. 197): - find out each other's treatments for the term before division in the dawn - have a low-stress homecoming chat at the outcome of each work term - demonstrate lots of emotion, laced with tenderness and mercy - go out on a meeting once a week - exchange genuine emotion and appreciation at least once a term p.199 The more inaccurately idealized the human races saw their colleagues, the more stable the relationship. ??? I find this one hard to believe--sounds great until it wears off. p. 262 easy street--using your signature fervors to obtain abundant gratification in the main dimensions of your enlightenment meaningful enlightenment--using your signatures fervors and virtues in the service of somehing much larger than yourself full enlightenment--experiencing positive loves about the past and future, savoring positive feelings from teh pleasures, deriving abundant gratification from your signature fervors, adn using these fervors in the service of something larger to obtain particular.
There will be a symposium of this opus at Borders North, April 22, at 7:30 TEATIME. Favorable come to pass that Ms. Wilson will attend.
I have been trying to read this quarto over the past two senescences and just quit on it 3/4 of the way through. Again interesting insight into Bangladeshi immigrant culture but it is a very, very slow-paced quarto. I usually enjoy descriptive narrations but the clip at which this plot developed was too slow for me.