Everything Is F*cked : A Book About Hope

Author(s): Mark Manson
"We live in an interesting time. Materially, everything is the best it's ever been -- we are freer, healthier and wealthier than any people in human history. Yet, somehow everything seems to be irreparably and horribly fucked -- the planet is warming, governments are failing, economies are collapsing, and everyone is perpetually offended on Twitter. At this moment in history, when we have access to technology, education and communication our ancestors couldn't even dream of, so many of us come back to an overriding feeling of hopelessness. What's going on? If anyone can put a name to our current malaise and help fix it, it's Mark Manson. Manson turns his gaze from the inevitable flaws within each individual self to the endless calamities taking place in the world around us. Drawing from the pool of psychological research on these topics, as well as the timeless wisdom of philosophers such as Plato, Nietzsche, and Tom Waits, he dissects religion and politics and the uncomfortable ways they have come to resemble one another. He looks at our relationships with money, entertainment and the internet, and how too much of a good thing can psychologically eat us alive. He openly defies our definitions of faith, happiness, freedom--and even of hope itself... [Manson] challenges us to be more honest with ourselves and connected with the world in ways we probably haven't considered before."--Dust jacket flap.
Format: Book
Call Number: 152.4 Man
See Also: GoodReads Choice Awards 2019
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