Saturday, 6 August 2011
'The Mind Gym: Relationships'
Got this book because it was recommended (and partly put together?) by the people at Management Today, whose monthly magazine I enjoy reading, and I wasn't disappointed. Strangely though, despite it being a book on 'relationships', learnt less about other people and more about myself! That's not a bad thing of course. As well as the content of the book, I liked the way it was structured too - small bite-size chunks (mixed with examples and stories) rather than long narratives.
If any one point stood out for me, it was to worry less about what others think of me and to understand that people think about us less than we think they do! The exception to this being parents and grandparents of course who without doubt think about us more than we realise they do. Rabbi-r7amhum.
A couple of nice quotes from the book to end with:
"It's happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust." Samuel Johnson
"Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true." Robert Brault