Ray Bennett is a medical specialist in the Seattle area who is still guilty of overachievement in treating his patients. This is his first book.
The Underachiever's Manifesto: The Guide to Accomplishing Little and Feeling Greatby Ray Bennett
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Lower the bar. Turn it down a notch. Get off the Stairmaster. The Underachiever's Manifesto is the playfully persuasive pocket guide to living life to the least and loving it. With sharp humor and genuine wisdom, this welcome little book extols the fabulous benefits of underachievement in our overextended society. A witty introduction makes the case for the right amount of effort—a lot less than we've been led to believe. Ten principles of underachievement establish the basics (#8: The tallest blade of grass is the surest to be cut); and practical applications show how mediocrity is the key to happiness at work, in relationships, dieting, exercise, investment, and more. Devilishly enlisting examples from philosophy, economics, science, and good common sense, The Underachiever's Manifesto is a lighthearted, life-changing rallying call for those who dare to do less and enjoy more.
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It is all about moderation in all things. Don't take on more than you can handle, don't be jealous of others.
A completely delightful book that humorously delivers very helpful advice. I purchased this book because I found when I scanned through it that I was reading a description of myself . Every American should read this since the US is overrun with overachievers. Most people never slow down to realize they are overachieving themselves to death. At first I did not like calling myself an underachiever but after thinking about it I had to admit to myself, that is what I am. However, the most important thing is that I am happy with myself for exactly the reasons outlined in this book. If everyone followed the advice contained within this book we would live in a peaceful and happy world.