Daily Afflictions: The Agony of Being Connected to Everything in the Universe

Daily Afflictions: The Agony of Being Connected to Everything in the Universe

by Andrew Boyd

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ISBN-13: 9780393322811
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 01/17/2002
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 599,403
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Andrew Boyd is a writer and activist living in New York. He is the author of Life's Little Deconstruction Book: Self-Help for the Post-Hip

Table of Contents

Introductionxv
Author Notexix
The Book of Daily Afflictions
Life
The interstate of life5
Living a worthless life6
Being there then7
The supermarket of life8
Living as a work of art9
Keeping to the dark path10
Self
Deepening the crisis13
Listening to your inner critic14
Selfless selfishness16
The nausea of language--a guided exercise17
The uses of obsession19
Opening up to your inner psychopath20
Finding sorrow22
The suburb within23
Family
Embracing the life forced upon you27
The nurturing power of dysfunctional families28
The boot camp of life29
Living the unlived life31
The healing power of sick parents33
Love
The other side of love37
Passion and companionship38
Loving the wrong person39
Fucked by love40
Seeing things through to total catastrophe41
Breaking up with yourself42
Career
Failing at what matters47
Doing the wrong thing48
In pursuit of failure49
The havoc of Saturn's return50
Succeeding at failure52
The tragedy of commitment53
Politics
Visualizing the worst possible world--a guided meditation57
The inner bigot58
Compassionate hypocrisy60
Being in it for yourself61
Hopelessness can change the world62
Philosophy
The perils of creating your own reality65
Faith and irony66
One step from oblivion68
Everything happens for a reason70
Religion
Consulting the silence--a guided exercise73
The economics of spirituality74
Reasoning with your inner prophet75
Skeptical mysticism76
Diving into the abyss78
Death
Embracing your inner corpse81
Learning to die82
At One with your inner corpse--a guided meditation84
Living with death85
Enlightenment
The agony of being connected to everything in the Universe89
Glossary91
Guide to Sources95
Acknowledgments103
Index107

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not for the weak, but definitely for the weary. If you're starting to feel jaded, give this a read and you'll realize that it could get so much worse.