Monday, October 24, 2016

Reflection for the Week - October 24

Many self-help books portray things in an optimistic one-sided fashion that leaves us with half-truths. Resilience, for example, is not merely the capacity to overcome adversity – positive – but also can be the ability to embrace a stubborn attitude in regards to changing destructive patterns in our lives – negative. Thus, we should read these books critically and be willing to look at both sides of an issue. Don’t simply opt for a ‘positive,’ when things are actually in fact much more complex.