I got a book today while I was out with my friend in which she told me to get.... it's called the Optimist, by Laurence Shorter. I must give you credit S.! you suggested a very appealing book!... I'm already liking it alot as it connects with the reality of life and crises.
This book has to do with the overwhelming amount of pessimists we have today and the connection to what goes on around us constantly!.... We are constantly skewed by the media, news papers or the news in such a way that leaves us all helpless and accepting of the catastrophes of the world down to the mere ability to help ourselves individually through career paths, families etc. This book elaborates on how the media really does exaggerate many of the worlds crises' from global warming down to local criminal happenings. The news makes partial truths, emphasizes many things and then emulates fear and anxiety in mass amounts! taregetting us... the public... Laurence Shorter sets out as a journalist and combats these issues. He argues that there is an overwhemling amount of pessimists and in turn, we all cannot leap away from negative beliefs and suffice to say, we create the uninevitable. I say uninevitable because we can make a difference but we overly trust false reports, false accusations and act as puppets and not the puppeteer. Take it from Laurence Shorter! He is an ex BBC reporter... infact take it from the many authorities he interviews.... There is a better future! we just need to know which people to trust... which people are pessimists in sheeps clothing. Laurence Shorter manages to find many of those people who say they are optimists but totally render to the fact that the world is going down a slippery slope. How can these people call themselves optimist? just because you accept something without questioning it and worrying over it doesnt mean your an optimist. As a civilization, we don't need to look foward and paint a picture so grim... and once we see that this world will keep turning and that every crises out there can be managed if we just take initiative, then we can get our own lives back on track and set fourth into a better tomorrow. He wants to challenge, reporters, scientists, politicians, and the media... so that things can get done properly. It is possible, and I know Laurence Shorter is right... It is possible, its just that, we need everyone to stop trusting in positivist science so much and really take a stance!... realise that what we hear and see in the media is controlled and those in control, have their own agenda... they will help enough to keep the world turning, but they will havoc over society to get to their own means and measures.. things I can go on and on to mention... but, nonetheless, the Books brilliant, I suggest it!