9780929636573

Next Places: Seeing Yourself : Seeking Your Future

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  • ISBN13:

    9780929636573

  • ISBN10:

    0929636570

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/1/2006
  • Publisher: Itasca Books
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Summary

Next Places is a book for anyone reaching a point of change in life--the young adult moving from school to the world, the professional who is no longer satisfied with his or her work, the person making the transition to another town or a new relationship, the baby boomer contemplating how life will be once out of the workplace, or an older person continuing to open up new paths toward wisdom. Rather than laying out a universal quick fix for dealing with change, Harvey Sarles's meditations entice readers to find their own senses of self-clarity. The idea is to handle change by growing oneself in one's own terms, whatever these might be at any given time in life. Each person's path will reveal itself in ongoing meditations. But Next Places is not just for the individual who is experiencing life change. It is a rich compass for any reader who is interested in self-exploration and contemplation.

Author Biography

Pamela F. Lenehan is President of Ridge Hill Consulting, a strategy consulting firm based in Needham, Massachusetts. Her career in financial services spans over 20 years, including the position of Managing Director in Investment Banking at Credit Suisse First Boston. Lenehan is active on many corporate boards and committees, including Avid Technology and Spartech Corporation. She has a BA in Mathematical Economics and a MA in Economics from Brown University. She and her husband have four adult children and live in Needham, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

I. My Self and Myself
The Essential Character
3(1)
On Losing Time
4(1)
Vision Quests
5(2)
Being as Being-Not
7(2)
Living like God
9(1)
The Necessary Self
10(2)
Being and Moving On
12(2)
History versus My Next Places
14(2)
Perspectival Character
16(2)
The Handicapped Character
18(2)
The Foreseeable Future
20(2)
The Ontological Shift
22(1)
Growing Older
23(2)
On Being God
25(1)
Counteracting Addictions
26(2)
Nostalgia
28(2)
The Malcontent
30(1)
Boxes (I)
31(1)
The Best-Motivated Self
32(2)
Progress
34(1)
A Good Arrogance
35(1)
Down Days
36(1)
Self-as-God
37(1)
Rites of Passage
38(1)
Atonement
39(1)
Underground: Aboveboard
40(3)
II. My Self and Others
Having Gotten Here
43(1)
The Time Warp
44(2)
The Observed
46(1)
The Edges of One's Character
47(2)
Self-as-Other
49(2)
On Being Beautiful
51(2)
What Works
53(2)
Ambivalence
55(1)
The Abdication of Strategy
56(1)
The Character-in-Opposition
57(2)
The Edges of My Character!?
59(2)
Boxes (2)
61(2)
Ego Size
63(1)
The Critic from Outside
64(1)
At War with Our Selves
65(1)
From the Margins
66(1)
Traveling Light
67(1)
Abandoning
68(1)
Craving Crises
69(1)
Terror of the Beast-in-Us
70(2)
The Prophet
72(2)
Character at War with My Self
74(1)
The Dialectic of Self
75(4)
III. Being-as-Extrinsic
In Whose Terms
79(1)
Development of Character
80(2)
The Beginning of Character
82(1)
Belonging and Loneliness
83(2)
Temperament, Constitution, Character
85(1)
The Universal Self
86(1)
Clowns and Clones
87(2)
A Narrow Slice of Life
89(1)
Depersonalization
90(1)
The Lady and the Harp
91(1)
The Structuring of Character
92(3)
The Job Description
95(2)
The Architect
97(1)
The Visitor
98(1)
Energy
99(1)
The Critic from Within
100(1)
Seeing What There Is
101(1)
The Now
102(5)
IV. Becoming
Another Day
107(1)
Ensuring Futurity
108(2)
Forgiving
110(1)
Inspiration/Curse
111(1)
Crises of Nerve
112(2)
Intellectual Quitting Time
114(1)
On Alienation
115(2)
Becoming-non-Becoming
117(1)
Theorists of the Present
118(2)
Trust Me
120(1)
The Sensitive
121(1)
Journey to...
122(2)
Work Is Life
124(1)
Success
125(1)
My Calendar
126(1)
The Serious Person
127(1)
Quid Pro Quo
128(1)
Being-in-Opposition
129(1)
The Teacher
130(2)
Performing
132(2)
Hard-Times People
134(5)
V The Study of Character
Holding Still
139(1)
The Paradox of Character
140(1)
Character-as Self
141(4)
Problems of Scale
145(2)
At a Distance
147(2)
The Study of Character
149(2)
Psychologies That Underlie
151(2)
Culture Stereotypes Character
153(2)
Cultural/Cognitive Shifts
155(2)
Declining Times
157(2)
Reading Character
159(2)
A Smooth Performance
161(1)
Character Analysis
162(2)
Varieties of Strength
164(2)
A Sense of History
166(2)
Character Shaping
168(2)
Next Places
170(5)
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