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The Passionate State of Mind and Other Aphorisms (1955)

by Eric Hoffer

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Hoffer showcases on this gem that poignant dissatisfaction, whatever be its cause, is at bottom a dissatisfaction with ourselves. It is surprising how much hardship and humiliation a man will endure without bitterness when he has not the least doubt about his worth or when he is so integrated with others that he is not aware of a separate self. ( )
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There is in most passions a shrinking away from ourselves.
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A demotivating book intent on deriding passion. 

I bought this book based on its title, THE PASSIONATE MIND. After reading it, this will be one of the very few books I purge from my library. The book is not about passionate minds, but about ridiculing passionate thinkers. 

1/2 star for the title.
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