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RE: [newtech-1] "The Secret"

From: user 4.
Sent on: Monday, March 3, 2008 2:51 PM
I search every 6 mos for something to help kick start my ambition, re-analyze the future or reflect on my decisions. 

I have watched the secret, thought it was too metaphysical/muse-cl­oud-like.  

Read "the War of Art" by Steven Pressfield.  It speaks a bit to depression being normal and beneficial but the sugar is found in the author's discussion on how to defeat procrastination and argues that if you are scared of something then that something is worth pursuing. One can read it in a night and reap the benefits for years.

tyler

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From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Asif Youssuff
Sent: Monday, March 03,[masked]:47 AM
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Subject: Re: [newtech-1] "The Secret"

Mike Redler wrote:
> That said, I'm not overly impressed by the films attempt to be 
> profound. I think "The Secret" is being discovered by ordinary people 
> every day - just ask a psychotherapist.

Personally, I think the secret is a bunch of crap... and I point you to 
the Wikipedia article's criticism area for more on that.

I think a more interesting finding is the one that says that depression 
may actually be good for us:

> Dr Paul Keedwell, an expert on mood disorders at the Institute of 
> Psychiatry, King's College London, argues all people are vulnerable to 
> depression in the face of stress to varying degrees, and always have 
> been.
>
> The fact it has survived so long - and not been eradicated by 
> evolution - indicates it has helped the human race become stronger.
>

http://news.bbc.c...­

-Asif




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