The Thing You Think You Cannot Do

The Thing You Think You Cannot Do

Thirty Truths About Fear and Courage

Book - 2013 | First Da Capo Press paperback edition.
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Fear-of change, of intimacy, of loss, of the unknown-has become a corrosive influence in modern life, eroding our ability to think clearly. Overcoming our fear, says Dr. Gordon Livingston, constitutes the most difficult struggle we face. Dr. Livingston has increasingly found himself prescribing virtues like courage to his patients instead of antidepressants. Now he tells us what we need to do to develop personal virtues in the face of societal and individual fears. He does all this with the crystalline prose and leavening wit that have made him an internationally bestselling author.
Publisher: Boston, MA : Da Capo Lifelong, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2013.
Edition: First Da Capo Press paperback edition.
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780738216508
Branch Call Number: 158 Liv
Characteristics: xix, 199 pages ; 19 cm


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Feb 16, 2013

Thought-provoking. It's about moral courage and kindness from the perspective of a Vietnam vet who is now a psychiatrist. Very American in its examples, but I liked it, perhaps because I lived through the Vietnam period myself. He also makes an good case for thoughtful, non-religious morality.

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