|aThe thinking life :|bhow to thrive in the age of distraction /|cP.M. Forni.
|aHow to thrive in the age of distraction
|aNew York :|bSt. Martin's Press,|cc2011.
|axvi, 175 pages ;|c19 cm
|aIncludes bibliographical references.
|aIntroduction. Thinking seriously about serious thinking -- Why you don't think and why you should -- Finding the time to think -- Attention : awareness and much more -- Reflection : the art of going over your life -- Introspection : self-knowledge for success -- Exercising self-control -- Embracing the positive -- Being proactive -- Making wise decisions -- Nurturing creativity -- Managing adversity -- Choosing thoughtfulness -- Conclusion. We are what we think.
|aExplains the importance of thinking in daily life, discussing how to achieve focus, creativity, and a positive outlook in a technology-driven world.
"The most provocative and useful book I��e read in years." ��obert Sutton, New York Times bestselling author of The No Asshole RuleHow do we turn off the noise of daily life, turn on our brains, and begin to engage in that fundamental human activity known as thinking again? P.M. Forni, America's civility expert has given some thought to how we can successfully think our way through a greatly distracting world and live a better life. In The Thinking Life, he looks at the importance of thinking: how we do it, why we don't do it enough and why we need to do more of it. In twelve short chapters, he gives readers a remedy for the Age of Distraction, an age fuelled by social networking overload, compulsive texting and an omnipresent stream of cellphone calls. He shows how to put aside time each day to improve:AttentionIntrospectionSelf-controlPositive thinkingProactive thinkingDecision makingCreative thinkingProblem solving Just as Forni did with civility, he puts the importance of good thinking front and center in a book as lucid and profound as his earlier works.