Stand Firm: fascinating and controversial book by Svend Brinkmann. And that is all in the following. He particularly disagrees with supporters of positive psychology. Brinkmann, Professor of Psychology at Aalborg University, is inspired by the philosophy of the Stoics.
Everything around us goes faster and faster and we feel constant pressure to keep developing. Instead of constant innovation, Brinkmann advocates reflection . How can we work together and still be ourselves? By simply saying ‘no’ every now and then and above all by standing firmly in our shoes.
He opposes positive visualization and welcomes negative visualization. So by imagining what can go wrong and even what can happen if you lose everything. And so this book is full of refreshing views, even though they have been around for centuries!