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The Last Self-Help Book You'll Ever Need by Paul Pearsall

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Savoring Your Own Good Life
Our mindlessness regarding evaluation is perhaps the greatest cause of our unhappiness.
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IN THE INTRODUCTION to this book, I wrote about the concept of savoring our lives. The desire to savor life is, I believe, what drives many of us to the self-help aisle in the first place. Most of us are not suffering a real addiction, not crippled by low-self esteem, not battling repressed memories: These are the red herrings of the self-help movement. What really drives us to seek help is an equally frightening sensation: that of being alive, yet not really living.

THE SILENT EPIDEMIC

It is human nature to view the world, and to evaluate one’s own life, from one perspective. This doesn’t allow for much ...

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