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Think For Yourself: The Importance of Maintaining Individuality and Freedom of Thought Paperback – September 2, 2009
About the Author
David Charles has been a professional construction manager involved with public school construction in the Southern California region. He has been active in the construction industry for over thirty years. His past writings include web based reporting, project progress documentation and classic business correspondence on all aspects of the public school construction progress for the projects under his jurisdiction.
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The majority of the examples he uses to back up his points, , which are little, are his own life experience.
The writing style is bland, flat.
It's a student's exercise in a non-fiction writing class.
I bought it based on the fact that it's received a 4 + star rating. But I later found out I didn't take the number of reviews into consideration: there are only 6 reviews.
It makes me wonder if the book is self-published by the author. (I'm not saying self-published books are inferior in quality.)
So, all in all, I didn't mean to be so harsh on it, but it's just not worth you money or time.
BTW, if you live in Dallas area, you can have my copy for free.
The theme of the book is to help foster the idea that people should never conform to society's way of doing things. It encourages the reader to become an informed individual by questioning everything. I thought that the message that the book offered was very fitting especially since we live in an era where we are all heavily influenced by the media. It tells us how to look, dress and speak and it also helps to enforce what is accepted in society and what's not. However in Think For Yourself, the author forces us to avoid manipulation, think outside of the box and to be bold.
The book is approximately 96 pages, is very straight forward and is broken down into several sections such as Work, Family, Money, Self- Esteem and Common Sense so that the reader can pinpoint areas that they would like to work on in their own lives. For people who are taught to think for themselves and question everything, this book will simply reinforce what you already know. However for those of us who wish to acquire these skills then Think For Yourself will make a good, informative and light read.
This is what Think For Yourself is all about. It points out that somewhere along the way we have lost bits of our individuality and by doing that, we are setting ourselves up for a miserable existence. This book is very well written and it speaks like a friend, not a textbook.