Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Oh great, another interesting book to check out

For a number of reasons I haven't read that much the last four or five months. But my list of books I want to read continues to grow. Today I've added another book to the list.

Dr. Helen in The Traits of heroes reviews The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes - and Why. Dr. Helen writes:

One of the chapters in the book is on heroism and it found that those who are heroes like the above turkey clubber have confidence in their abilities. They tend to have an "internal locus of control"--that is, a sense that they shape their own destiny rather than looking to someone else.

The reviews of the book are very positive. Maybe over the Christmas break I'll be able to catch up a bit on my list. I'd like to read this one.

Being in control of your own destiny is one of the traits we're trying to develop in our chlidren. We don't want to be passive, or feel passive, about life.

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Sandy said...

Last year I read "Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies and Why" by Laurence Gonzales and found it absolutely fascinating! (and I don't climb mountains, skydive, or do anything more strenuous than shlepping five kids though Walmart)

Henry Cate said...

Thanks. The book looks interesting.