Mental Traps: The Overthinker’s Guide to a Happier Life
by Andre Kukla
This is a GREAT book by a Professor Emeritus from the University of Toronto, Canada. He has taught in both the Departments of Psychology and Philosophy.
This book is insightful and witty, yet it is serious and will apply to most people who are honest about the way their mind works. We have all experienced different mental traps during our lives. But in order to be happy and have a good quality of life, we must try to avoid some of these mental traps that keep us stuck doing the same things over and over again.
Many of our mental traps are unconscious. In order to change them and avoid them, we have to become conscious of them and try to avoid these bad habits that have been developed without thinking over the years. These mental traps can waste our time and energy, and prevent us from living to the fullest.
We all seem to fall into the same traps in our approach to doing basic things such as washing the dishes to contemplating marriage or divorce. It isn’t what we think about but how that is all-important according to Dr. Kukla. Anxiety, procrastination, dissatisfaction, disappointment — these are often the negative consequences of viewing the world in the wrong way.
Dr. Kukla’s book is very important and must be read by everyone who wants to have peace of mind and a good quality of life. Thank you for such a wonderful book Dr. Kukla!
And this is the last book review for this year of the Canadian Book review Challenge. Thank you John for suggesting so many interesting books this year. I look forward to next year.
See you in July all!
Rating: 5 stars