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Wise and Shine: Think Clearly, Live Deeply, Be Someone You Value

Wise and Shine: Think Clearly, Live Deeply, Be Someone You Value

by Robert N. Stonehill


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This award-winning book details why and how to develop cognitive empathy.

Combining ideas from psychology and philosophy, this visual thinking manual will help you transform your inner world. Discover how the shapes of empathy can help you think with care and live with purpose. Through awareness of motivations and multiple viewpoints, you will learn to connect to the human spirit that lies beyond mere appearance. Begin your journey inward (and outward) to sharpen your imagination and craft a life of meaning.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578420547
Publisher: Robert Stonehill
Publication date: 01/22/2019
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Robert Stonehill writes at the intersection of empathy, empowerment, and creative thinking. He has spent fifteen years studying academic wisdom and spirituality. Formally, he has studied in all three divisions of modern academia-math and physics at Harvard, social sciences at Purdue, and humanities at Reed.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface What to Expect

Chapter 1 Witness – Communicate – Imagine

Chapter 2 The Planet of the Pre-Shapes

Chapter 3 Binary and Duality – Justice and Symmetry

Chapter 4 Dialectics - Arguments - Triunes - Quadrants

Chapter 5 Norm – Norms – The Normal Curve – Social Science

Chapter 6 Felix the Helix

Chapter 7 Onionology: The Pulsating Heart of Empathy

Chapter 8 Donna Matrix and Communication

Chapter 9 When Systems Collide – The Outsider – Incentives

Chapter 10 Gestalt Perceptual Biases

Chapter 11 Frameworks – Let’s Borrow the Emperor’s New Spectacles

Chapter 12 Angles of Perception – Relationships – Sensory Awareness

Chapter 13 The Blueprint Chapter - Construct Your Own Shape

Appendix A Wisdom and Decision-Making

Appendix B Managing Your Time, Values, and Goals

Appendix C Workbook for Integrity

Appendix D Humor and Wisdom: “I Say Tomato, But You Say Tomato”

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