Everyone knows someone who struggles with mental illness. Maybe they don’t even know it. But when it’s a member of your immediate family, it is hard to miss. And it affects each member of that family in a different way. Maybe we inherit those traits. Maybe we feel guilt. Maybe we mourn the fact that we can’t do more. Maybe we ignore. Maybe we act out, in anger, fear, or desperation. Continue reading
In the spirit of the magic book recommender, let me just briefly recommend five books to be read together if you’re feeling stuck in your career or mid-lifey or just wanting to vibe on the disconnect of today’s society and find yourself wondering “how did I get here, and why do I stay?”
I read this book several years ago. Read it closely, marked it carefully, had every intention of posting a thorough and thoughtful analysis at the time. Life got in the way (and let’s face it, life is still in the way). But I was doing some reorganizing lately, and I saw several tabbed passages in the book, and started re-reading some of the portions I marked. And while I can’t remember the book in its entirety, the tabbed portions alone tell a story that is still close to my heart. Anyone else grinding it out in corporate America (or corporate anywhere, for that matter, or just grinding it out in life in general) will probably relate to at least some of these.
One of my greatest personal fascinations is the concept of perspective. Personal perspective. Perception. The way we view the world, and ourselves in it. Point of view. And how the overlapping perceptions of and with others influence that perception. I think that’s why I was destined to love The Visible Man by Chuck Klosterman.