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Stuck : why we can't (or won't) move on

Author: Anneli S Rufus
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex : Capstone, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, Anneli Rufus identifies an intriguing aspect of our culture: Many of us are stuck. Be it in the wrong relationship, career, or town, or just with bad habits we can't seem to quit, we even say we want to make a change, but-Merging interviews, personal anecdotes, and cultural criticism, Stuck is a wise and passionate exploration of the dreams we hold dearest for ourselves-and the road to actually  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anneli S Rufus
ISBN: 9781907312458 1907312455
OCLC Number: 611253387
Notes: Previously published: Tarcher, 2008.
Description: 328 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1: Once upon a time: stuck in the past --
2: Semiautomatic: stuck in the present --
3: Oops! I did it again: stuck on habits --
4: Horror, the horror: stuck on trauma --
5: People who need people: stuck on others --
6: Take this job and--: stuck on work --
Epilogue --
Notes.
Responsibility: Anneli Rufus.
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In this book, Anneli Rufus identifies an intriguing aspect of our culture: Many of us are stuck. Be it in the wrong relationship, career, or town, or just with bad habits we can't seem to quit, we even say we want to make a change, but-Merging interviews, personal anecdotes, and cultural criticism, Stuck is a wise and passionate exploration of the dreams we hold dearest for ourselves-and the road to actually achieving them. When faced with the possibility of change, our minds can play tricks on us. We tell ourselves: I can't make it. Or, It's not worth the effort. How is it that in a time of unprecedented freedom and opportunity, so many of us feel utterly powerless and unsure? In this book, Rufus exposes a complex network of causes for our immobilization-from fear and denial to powerful messages in popular culture or mass media that conspire to convince us that we're helpless in the face of our cravings. But there can be a light at the end of the tunnel: Rufus also tells the stories of people who have managed to become unstuck and of others who, after much reflection, have decided that where they are is best. After all, she writes, "what looks to you like a rut, others might say is true absorption in a topic, a relation-ship, a career, a pursuit, a place. What looks to you like bore-dom, others call commitment. And even contentment." A brilliant glimpse into what truly motivates-or doesn't motivate-us, Stuck will inspire you to take alook at yourself in an entirely new light.

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