Future Positive

Future Positive
Hello everybody! I decided to change the style of my reviews, I just want to give you guys a brief without any details about the author and stuff, because sometimes it makes me feel exhausted
.By the way! I know that the quality of the photo is so bad! but that’s because of the old edition*


Title: Future Positive
Author: Edward de Bono

Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication date: March 1st, 1993 

Genre(s): Self-Help
Pages: 234
“Of one thing we can be sure. The quality of our life in the future will be determined by the quality of our thinking”. Edward de Bono writes here of the positive future we can have if we want it. Societies, like organisms, develop certain characteristics that make further evolution impossible. At that point hallowed institutions and sacred ways of thinking have to be replaced with a more positive approach. Our negativity has to go      Our troubles are not due particularly to villains or stupid people, but to the exercise of high intelligence within bubbles of limited perception. We need to develop new concepts: some brand-new and some just slightly different. De Bono firmly believes that “we can no longer wait for drift and crisis management to carry us forward to be better future; instead we have to make a deliberate and positive effort to secure a positive future. The call is to arms: not the outmoded arms of gun and bomb but focused power of human thinking unleashed from its perttiness.”


My review :  

The book is good but not quite, I did not like how small the font is! and the lines are very close to each other so it makes me feel uncomfortable.
I honestly did not enjoy reading self-help books because it is so boring, especially when it’s about politics and government!
I only liked the idea of making summaries at the end and I liked the cover of it!

My rating on Goodreads  : 


Quotes :   

  Any system that is defending itself against alteration has no choice but to be negative

Since no alteration is allowed all suggested alteration must be shown to be false.  

in general terms, it is very much easier to be negative than to be constructive. Any person is able to visit an art gallery and sneer at the exhibited work and yet be totally unable to paint anything himself.  

Can only display its talents through criticism of others.

An ornate piece of furniture is seen as fussy, vulgar and over-elaborate because the chosen model is simple. But if the piece of furniture had been simple then the chosen model would have more ornate and the piece would have been condemned as stark or plain or utilitarian

We must focus more attention on the importance of thinking and realize that it is much more than exercised intelligence



  

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