“Culture and Political Psychology”

One of followers of this blog is a young, smart and beautiful woman. Her name is Thalia Magioglou.

She lives in Paris and we’ve never met. However, i follow her blog, we correspond and we became friends.

Recently she sent me a very interesting book. It’s title: “Culture and Political Psychology: A Societal Perspective.” Thalia is an editor and one of the authors of this book.

I read the book very slowly due to two reasons:

1) it is not easy to read (I am not a psychologist and did not even know that political psychology exists);

2) after each chapter I am doing my best to understand what an author said, how good was her/his research, what are conclusions.

Then I decide my reaction to a particular chapter. I don’t agree with everything but it is normal.

So far I read only 121 pages of 448. I found that the book is very interesting.

It’s a pity that it was not available 40 years ago and that leaders of many countries did not read it. So many terrible mistakes in all areas could be prevented!

I am going to tell more about ideas of this book and to answer to comments to my post HOW BAD ARE AMERICA AND CAPITALISM? in future posts.

I will also let you know summarised results of your choices of my pictures in several latest posts and will comment on them using information from the Thalia’s book.

Finally, I want to tell you that I went on Google to see if there is any review of this book. I was not surprised that somebody considered it one of the best books of 2014.

Please click HERE if you want to know more.

 

Quotes of Larry Winget

“Be authentic. Don’t try to be someone you aren’t. You’ll hate yourself for it & the effort to maintain the facade will exhaust you. BE REAL! Many won’t like the real you but that’s better than having people adore the person that isn’t you at all.”

“I have discovered there are only a handful of good ideas in the whole world. You already know them. You have heard them your entire life. Here are some of the main keys to being more successful:
Take personal responsibility.
Things change, so be flexible.
Work smart and work hard.
Serve others well.
Be nice to others.
Be optimistic.
Have goals; want something big for yourself.
Stay focused.
Keep learning.
Become excellent at what you do.
Trust your gut.
When in doubt, take action.
Earn all you can. Save all you can. Give all you can.
Enjoy all you’ve got.
Above all keep it simple.”

“Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.”

“Your thoughts, your words, and your actions created the life you are living. You create your results—no one else.”

“Success comes from what you do, not from what you say you are going to do.”

“Make yourself happy and surround yourself with people who are cool with that.”