[BOOKS] ⚦ Affluenza ✫ Oliver James – Anguillais.us

Affluenza There Is Currently An Epidemic Of Affluenza Throughout The World An Obsessive, Envious, Keeping Up With The Joneses That Has Resulted In Huge Increases In Depression And Anxiety Among Millions Over A Nine Month Period, Bestselling Author Oliver James Travelled Around The World To Try And Find Out Why He Discovered How, Despite Very Different Cultures And Levels Of Wealth, Affluenza Is Spreading Cities He Visited Include Sydney, Singapore, Moscow, Copenhagen, New York And Shanghai, And In Each Place He Interviewed Several Groups Of People In The Hope Of Finding Out Not Only Why This Is Happening, But Also How One Can Increase The Strength Of One S Emotional Immune System He Asks Why Do So Many People Want What They Haven T Got And Want To Be Someone They Re Not, Despite Being Richer And Freer From Traditional Restraints And, In So Doing, Uncovers The Answer To How To Reconnect With What Really Matters And Learn To Value What You Ve Already Got In Other Words, How To Be Successful And Stay Sane.

[BOOKS] ⚦ Affluenza  ✫ Oliver James – Anguillais.us
  • Hardcover
  • Affluenza
  • Oliver James
  • English
  • 19 July 2018
  • 0091900107

    10 thoughts on “[BOOKS] ⚦ Affluenza ✫ Oliver James – Anguillais.us


  1. says:

    I ve given this book five stars in the end, although when I was two thirds of the way through it wasn t going to get anything like that from me.There were two reasons for my misgivings.First, it was the metaphor It struck me as too easy somehow the idea that affluenza was a virus he is talking about Selfish Capitalism and its effects on us really and that there might be vaccines that would protect people It struck me as a typical psychologist s way of marketing another TV friendly theo I ve given this book five stars in the end, although when I was two thirds of the way through it wasn t going to get anything like that from me.There were two reasons for my misgivings.First, it was the metaphor It struck me as too easy somehow the idea that affluenza was a virus he is talking about Selfish Capitalism and its effects on us really and that there might be vaccines that would protect people It struck me as a typical psychologist s way of marketing another TV friendly theory.Second, it was the lengthy case studies, which started to weary me slightly Oliver James spends...


  2. says:

    Halfway through this book I thought Why does this guy remind me of the guy who wrote They F You Up I checked the names, and both books have the same author I don t have a good memory for authors names otherwise, I wouldn t have picked up this book given how much I didn t like the other one The Affluenza Virus is a set of values which increase our vulnerability to emotional distress It entails placing a high value on acquiring money and possessions, looking good in the eyes of others a Halfway through this book I thought Why does this guy remind me of the guy who wrote They F You Up I checked the names, and both books have the same author I don t have a good memory for authors names otherwise, I wouldn t have picked up this book given how much I didn t like the other one The Affluenza Virus is a set of values which increase our vulnerability to emotional distress It entails placing a high valu...


  3. says:

    I set out reading this book already believing what he tries to say, that materialism is bad and doesn t fulfil you But I find this book annoying, full of endless boring anecdotal interviews, confirming what he already decides from the start instead of serious rigorous research I also suspect he secretly pities his interview subjects instead of feeling compassion for them This book is a yawn fest with this tirade of rich people are horrible, selfish, greedy, materialistic, unhappy workaholics I set out reading this book already believing what he tries to say, that materialism is bad and doesn t fulfil you But I find this book annoying, full of endless boring anecdotal interviews, confirming what he already decides from the start instead of serious rigorous research I also suspect he secretly pities his interview subjects instead of feeling compassion for them This book is a yawn fest with this tirade of rich people are horrible, selfish, greedy, mat...


  4. says:

    This book details the virus of affluenza that haunts the modern day individual The selfish capitalist societies we belong to have honed in on our ever increasing desire for the material and use this to their own monetary advantage and our own emotional entrapment humanity s future is envisioned in all its monstrous bleakness here, unless we begin to accept our condition and learn to control our shallow impulses and derogatory treatment of the self.I found myself agreeing with much of the boo This book details the virus of affluenza that haunts the modern day individual The selfish capitalist societies we belong to have honed in on our ever increasing desire for the material and use this to their own monetary advantage and our own emotional entrapment humanity s future is envisioned in all its monstrous bleakness here, unless we begin ...


  5. says:

    Affluenza promised to be a muchthought provoking read than delivered In honesty, I picked up the book as likely already a convert to the ideas which James is attempting to present in the work as my role as choir member I merely expected to be perhaps entertained by the sermon Unfortunately, the book relies far too heavily upon James own personal opinions about the differences between nations and upon anecdotes of people which he met during his world tour So, the work ends up soundi Affluenza promised to be a muchthought provoking read than delivered In honesty, I picked up the book as likely already a convert to the ideas which James is attempting to present in the work as my role as choir member I merely expected to be perhaps entertained by the sermon Unfortunately, the book relies far too heavily upon James own pers...


  6. says:

    This book is about the alleged evils of a virus called affluenza and how it can be cured According to the author, the English speaking world is swept by this terrible virus The most infected are also the most affluent It is a relief to think that the richer you are thelikely you will be to catch this horrible virus I am in no danger whatsoever and from the first lines, I am starting to think that I might have made a mistake buying this book The impression is confirmed by reading on This book is about the alleged evils of a virus called affluenza and how it can be cured According to the author, the English speaking world is swept by this terrible virus The most infected are also the most affluent It is a relief to think that the richer you are thelikely you will be to catch this horrible virus I am in no danger whatsoever and from the first lines, I am starting to think that I might have made a mistake buying this book The impression is confirmed by reading on the first chapter, where we are told the tale of an incredi...


  7. says:

    And here was the interesting experience of being in complete agreement with the author s stated hypothesis and yet arguing with him on nearly every page because I hated the way he was shoehorning data and anecdotes to fit his theory.Best example the advent of Selfish Capitalism in New Zealand might have destroyed immunity to the Virusthis does not seem to have happened Most New Zealanders have not been seduced by Selfish Capitalism Here is a country with a government doing its best to And here was the interesting experience of being in complete agreement with the author s stated hypothesis and yet arguing with him on...


  8. says:

    This book could usefully be subtitledConsumerism and why it s bad for us and bad for SocietyBut that would not be nearly as neat, eye catching and memorable asAffluenza .Oliver James writes with great observation and thoughtfulness This is not a book to be read cover to cover in minimal time This reader sought to match thought to thought with the author, and then to think beyond that an interesting exercise in itself, yet a worry latent with wondering just how many people are actually This book could usefully be subtitledConsumerism and why it s bad for us and bad for SocietyBut that would not be nearly as...


  9. says:

    I read this book back in 2008, when I was busily running around trying to do everything at work, not really succeeding, and not having time to do much else either Although it s not a particularly scientific effort there are a couple of scattergrams showing emotional distress v income inequality in the appendices , it is an interesting read, and points out some of what should be important in our lives friends, family, doing things because you enjoy them rather than to impress other people, bu I read this book back in 2008, when I was busily running around trying to do everything at work, not really succeeding, and not having time to do much else either Although it s not a particularly scientific effort there are a couple of scattergrams showing emotional distress v income inequality in the appendices , it is an interesting read, and points out some of what should be important in our lives friends, family, doing things because you enjoy them rather than to impress other people, but wh...


  10. says:

    A good idea for a book, but so padded with anecdote standing in for research for which he is so defensive that it cannot be taken seriously His narrow diagnosis of the big v Virus of selfish capitalism rolls all of the world s ills to one doorstep here in the US But his chapters on the US rely entirely on New York City as his measure for American culture and values Which is ridiculous and insulting to the nation as a whole There are some good ideas, some common sense steps mixed into thi A good idea for a book, but so padded with anecdote standing in...

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