The Past Is a Foreign Country by David LowenthalIn this remarkably wide-ranging book Professor Lowenthal analyses the ever-changing role of the past in shaping our lives. A heritage at once nurturing and burdensome, the past allows us to make sense of the present whilst imposing powerful constraints upon the way that present develops. Some aspects of the past are celebrated, others expunged, as each generation reshapes its legacy in line with current needs. Drawing on all the arts, the humanities and the social sciences, the author uses sources as diverse as science fiction and psychoanalysis to examine how rebellion against inherited tradition has given rise to the modern cult of preservation and pervasive nostalgia. Profusely illustrated, The Past is a Foreign Country shows that although the past has ceased to be a sanction for inherited power or privilege, as a focus of personal and national identity and as a bulwark against massive and distressing change it remains as potent a force as ever in human affairs.
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But the physical and mental benefits of positive thinking have been demonstrated by multiple scientific studies. A positive mindset can give you more confidence, improve your mood, and even reduce the likelihood of developing conditions such as hypertension, depression and other stress-related disorders. You can define positive thinking as positive imagery, positive self-talk or general optimism, but these are all still general, ambiguous concepts. How you start the morning sets the tone for the rest of the day. Have you ever woken up late, panicked, and then felt like nothing good happened the rest of the day?
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P ositivity is choosing to see the bright side of life. It is seeing the good in people, even when we have to search really, really hard for it. And it is about trusting ourselves. I guess it all comes down to this: even with pain, sorrow, and evil, there is always good, and that, friends, is what we should focus our energy on. On the contrary, negativity is about finding fault and worry in people and situations.
Have you wondered if learning how to be positive is going to make any difference? Positive thinking is not just some woo-woo new age thinking. It is something that has been around for a very, very long time. This timeless and scientifically proven wisdom can and will change your life. By the time you get off the phone, you are carrying around the energies of hurt, anger and bitterness! You spend the rest of the day in a funk. Or, you walk into a store to exchange a defective item.