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Posted June 18, 2010
Sometimes, the simplest things in life are not so simple for some of us. When I say simple I mean the ability for us to question what we are thought and to speak up for ourselves. In Think for Yourself, David Charles discusses these fundamentals and helps us to understand their importance in our lives.
The theme of the book is to help foster the idea that people should never conform to society's way of doing things. It encourages the reader to become an informed individual by questioning everything. I thought that the message that the book offered was very fitting especially since we live in an era where we are all heavily influenced by the media. It tells us how to look, dress and speak and it also helps to enforce what is accepted in society and what's not. However in Think For Yourself, the author forces us to avoid manipulation, think outside of the box and to be bold.
The book is approximately 96 pages, is very straight forward and is broken down into several sections such as Work, Family, Money, Self- Esteem and Common Sense so that the reader can pinpoint the areas that you would like to work on.
For people who are taught to think for themselves and question everything, this book will simply reinforce what you already know. However for those of us who wish to acquire these skills then Think For Yourself will make a good, informative and light read.
Posted June 13, 2010
The media has a huge influence over people and what they think is right or wrong. We unintentionally let ourselves become victims to TV and movies. We think that if we don't have a body like Fergie, we're outcasts. We buy the same stuff celebs buy (when we have the money) and we try rationalize this because we think that if we are similar to a star that we will find self worth.
This is what Think For Yourself is all about. It points out that somewhere along the way we have lost bits of our individuality and by doing that, we are setting ourselves up for a miserable existence. This book is very well written and it speaks like a friend, not a textbook.
Posted February 17, 2010
Finally, a book has come along that feels like it was penned just for me. I found this concisely written book to be both informative and validating as I absorbed its underlying message of positivity.
Honestly, this book is a winner for one main reason! It appeals to both individuals who are already operating with a "think for yourself" attitude, like me, and to those who may find some of this subject matter to be quite new, if not alien, in their day to day lives.
The author has made sure that all of his diverse chapters are filled with a plethora of real life observations. Furthermore, he consistently relates various real world situations which we can all easily relate to. In so doing he has written a much needed book that affects us all. This quick read is definitely worth investigating in my humble opinion!