… can get. Few activities help to navigate life better than by learning how others navigated theirs. Just don’t make it a habit of only reading the works of people who hold similar values and world views as you — Empathy is the key to truly being able to see.
I have been reading a lot about positive psychology, but I have also balanced my view by reading books by authors who denounce positive thinking (and listening to their talks). The skill of listening involves openness to views that may be in conflict with our own so that we can be more informed and empathetic to the variety of views around us :) so, thanks for highlighting this point in your writing, Michael!