Bittersweet

how sorrow and longing make us whole

EAN:  9780241300688
Publicatie datum:   07-04-2022
Uitvoering:  Paperback / softback
Taal:  Engels
Aantal pagina's:  296

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FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE INTERNATIONAL MEGASELLER QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKING

In this inspiring masterpiece, bestselling author Susan Cain shows the power of "bittersweetness" - a tendency toward sorrow and longing, an acute awareness of passing time, and a piercing joy when beholding beauty. But what are the powers of a bittersweet, melancholic outlook? she asks. And why has our culture been so blind to its value?

Bittersweetness recognizes that light and dark, birth and death - bitter and sweet - are forever paired. As Bittersweet shows, our obsession with happiness is not making us happy, healthy, or whole. It's only by embracing our darker emotions - as well as the light - that we discover our deepest meaning and connection, love and joy. It can change the way we work, the way we create and the way we love - for it is the hidden source of our love stories, moonshots and masterpieces.

With over 4 million copies sold worldwide, Susan Cain's Quiet explored the quiet riches of the introverted half of the population. In Bittersweet, Cain employs the same mix of research, storytelling, and memoir. Following a trail of centuries-old artistic and wisdom traditions as well as contemporary psychology and management research, and reflecting on the emotional shifts of recent times, Cain reveals how bittersweetness is the key to leading a full and satisfying life. Using examples ranging from music and cinema to parenting and business, she shows how understanding bittersweetness will allow us to weather life's transitions; yet, until now, its power has been hiding in plain sight.

At a time of profound discord and personal anxiety, Bittersweet brings us together in deep and unexpected ways. Most of all, it shows us how to transform our personal and collective pain into creativity, transcendence, and connection.

    EAN: 9780241300688
    Auteur: 
    Uitgever: Veltman Distributie Import Books
    Publicatie datum:   07-04-2022
    Uitvoering: Paperback / softback
    Taal: Engels
    Hoogte: 152 mm
    Breedte: 236 mm
    Dikte: 27 mm
    Gewicht: 437 gr
    Status:  Bestelbaar
    Aantal pagina's: 296
    Keywords:   Verdriet