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bloomington-lib Donating Member (513 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-15-11 01:39 PM
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Any recommedations for books with a more positive outlook or hope for the future?
Edited on Sat Oct-15-11 01:42 PM by bloomington-lib
I generally love reading informative books on how government/upper class/anything with power is screwing the people financially/health-wise/environmentally, but as you would expect, it gets depressing.

Anything good out there with a positive message? Maybe offering a good way to handle any of the depressing crap? It's good to get pissed off but not to the point of feeling hopeless.
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Kennah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-15-11 01:42 PM
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1. The Fourth Turning
OK, I know it doesn't paint an entirely rosy picture about the world today and the foreseeable future, but for me it was a very good read. Knowing that we're in a cycle, which has repeated, and which will eventually end, was very therapeutic.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-15-11 01:53 PM
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2. Yes. "The World Without Us" by Alan Wiesman
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Stargleamer Donating Member (636 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-15-11 02:21 PM
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3. "Hope in the Age of Anxiety"
I haven't read this book, but it's gotten some pretty good recommendations. Here is a link: <http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Psycholog... >
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