The Search for Fulfillment

The Search for Fulfillment

Revolutionary New Research That Reveals the Secret to Long-term Happiness

Book - 2010 | 1st ed.
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Discusses the author's forty-year study tracking baby boomers from college to retirement to identify the factors that influence life direction, profiling five pathways that determine fulfillment levels while sharing advice for enabling more productive lifestyles.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780345499998
Branch Call Number: 155.25 W579
Characteristics: xi, 210 p. ; 25 cm.

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Mar 24, 2011

A complete waste of time. The book describes a set of "life pathways" based on questionnaires sent out every ten years to a group of people who went to college together. The tone is patronizing and the material insults the reader's intelligence; the author frequently admits that she is "extrapolating", "speculating", or just plain "guessing" what is going on in each person's life in the decades between questionnaire responses. Despite this handicap she is able to diagnose some fairly specific psychological problems and express the pious hope that sufferers will be able to turn their lives around. After wading through page after page of pseudoscientific tripe, you arrive at the "revolutionary" idea that "it is never too late to change your life".
Do not inflict this book on yourself or anyone you care about.

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