“The society which has abolished every kind of adventure makes its own abolition the only possible adventure.” Paris, May 1968

Friday, 1 February 2013

Unlock the inner power of your mind why don't you?

Who am I to dismiss a new scheme to have patients with mild to moderate mental health problems prescribed with a reading list of self-help books? Mind you, some of the American self-help manuals that I have come across have been so badly written and so depressingly trite that they could surely turn a normally cheerful soul to the edge of suicide. But certainly few things in life can bring quite so much comfort and joy as a good book and I do mean a proper dog eared book that you can reach down from a shelf or pull out of an inside pocket or the bottom of a rucksack. The ability to put aside your troubles for a moment and lose yourself in a decent read is a true gift I reckon.  It's just  that you won't  find many such gems in the self-help, self-pity, body mind and wallet section of your local library.

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