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]Andrew clever desires you to sit down and do not anything even more frequently – and he has the technology to provide an explanation for why.At each flip we're driven to do extra, speedier and extra successfully: that drumbeat resounds all through our wage-slave society. Multitasking isn't just a advantage, it's a need. Books comparable to Getting issues performed, the only Minute supervisor, and The 7 behavior of powerful humans frequently best the bestseller lists, and feature spawned a substantial industry.But Andrew clever argues that slackers can have the final chortle.

The most up-to-date neuroscience indicates that the "culture of effectiveness" is not just useless, it may be destructive on your overall healthiness. He makes a compelling case – subsidized through technological know-how – that filling lifestyles with task at paintings and at domestic really hurts your brain.A survivor of corporate-mandated "Six Sigma" education to enhance potency, shrewdpermanent has channeled a self-described "loathing" of the time-management right into a witty, informative and wide-ranging publication that pulls at the latest examine into mind energy. Use it to provide an explanation for to bosses, kinfolk, and associates why you want to sit back – instantly.

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In the very act of giving, I experience my strength, my wealth, my power. This experience of heightened vitality and potency fills me with joy. " Giving is more joyous than receiving, not because it is a deprivation, but because in the act of giving lies the expression of my aliveness. It is not difficult to recognize the validity of this principle by applying it to various specific phenomena. The most elementary example lies in the sphere of sex. The culmination of the male sexual function lies in the act of 3 Cf a detailed discussion of these character orientations in E.

They are two, and yet one. They live "together" (symbiosis), they need each other. The fetus is a part of the mother, it receives everything it needs from her; mother is its world, as it were; she feeds it, she protects it, but also her own life is enhanced by it. In the psychic sym biotic union, the two bodies are independent, but the same kind of attachment exists psychologically. The passive form of the symbiotic union is that of submission ,or if we use a clinical term, of masochism. The masochistic person escapes from the unbearable feeling of isolation and separateness by making himself part and parcel of another person who directs him, guides him, protects him; who is his life and his oxygen, as it were.

In the act of fusion I know you, I know myself, I know everybody - and I "know" nothing. I know in the only way knowledge of that which is alive is possible for man - by experience of union -not by any knowledge our thought can give. Sadism is motivated by the wish to know the secret, yet I remain as ignorant as I was before. I have torn the other being apart limb from limb, yet all I have done is to destroy him. Love is the only way of knowledge, which in the act of union answers my quest. In the act of loving, of giving myself, in the act of penetrating the other per son, I find myself, I discover myself, I discover us both, 61 Bable, The Collected Stories, Criterion Books, New York, 1955.

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