David Brooks weaves a vast array of new research into the lives of two fictional characters, revealing a fundamental new understanding of human nature. He outlines a new definition of success, highlighting what economists call non-cognitive skills - those hidden qualities that can't be easily measured, but which lead to happiness and fulfilment.
In this translated classic, Rousseau argues for the preservation of individual freedom in political society. He says that we can only be free under the law by voluntarily embracing that law as our own. Hence, being free in society requires each of us to subjugate all our desires to the collective good, the general will.
Part of the popular Big Ideas series, this book introduces you to the subject that tells you all about what society is and what makes it tick. It includes over 80 ideas from the world's renowned sociologists, covering topics as diverse as issues of equality, diversity, identity and human rights; the effects of globalization; and more.
Deep down, inside our bodies, lives the soul. No one has ever seen it, but we all know it's there. There is a soul bird who lives inside us all. This special bird opens and closes the drawers of our soul, in which we keep all our feelings. This poetic book shows how the consolation and encouragement we need can be found in small, everyday places.
Soul Midwives are holistic and spiritual companions to the dying. They draw on traditional skills, applying them to our modern world to ease the passage of those who are dying. Suitable for anyone with an open and compassionate heart and a desire to help others, this book guides them through the core principles and techniques of this practice.
An intelligent, thought-provoking and beautifully crafted memoir, describing a gruelling, yet ultimately inspiring 14-year-battle with mental illness, interwoven with childhood memories of growing up in Africa and Pakistan.