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0 stars would be more appropriate,
This review is from: Destructive Emotions and How We Can Overcome Them (Paperback)
This book appeared almost as a sequel to the highly successful book 'emotional intelligence'.
Emotional intelligence basically described various human emotions and related them to practical success at home or in the workplace. It regailed us with numerous vignettes and backed everything up with a myriad research papers. It was an insightful and thoughtful read.
I couldn't have been more excited as i open 'destructive emotions' and began reading.
I soon realized that it was all just pointless meandering mutterings. The author reports on meetings with the Dalai Lama. The purpose seems to be to take us back to Goldbergs inspiration, almost as a way of explaining the 1st book - in that sense this is the prequel not sequel.
Every second sentence is a statment of lavish praise for the Dalai Lama; This is extremely tedious and prevents the real message from coming across.
Then again there is no real message. Its a boring wander through the Dalai Lama's past and various dubious 'experimentss into emotion.
Overall this book merely represents a caching in on its predecessor's success, and it fails on all levels.