Don't look back

Nov 4, 2004

It’s nice to have Malcolm Gladwell back at his New Yorker job (he was off for quite a while writing Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking) . His latest article, Getting Over It, is about the psychology of dealing with trauma, and it is provacative and thought provoking. That’s what I like about Gladwell’s writing. Here’s a key paragraph:

It is a shift in perception so profound that the United States Congress could be presented with evidence of the unexpected strength and resilience of the human spirit and reject it without a single dissenting vote.

Read the article. It just may help you get over the election. And then read this poem by Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska.

Anton Zuiker

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