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    • Trying Not to Try

    • The Art and Science of Spontaneity
    • By: Edward Slingerland
    • Narrated by: Marc Cashman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 108
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
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      4 out of 5 stars 91

    A deeply original exploration of the power of spontaneity - an ancient Chinese ideal that cognitive scientists are only now beginning to understand - and why it is so essential to our well-being. Why is it always hard to fall asleep the night before an important meeting? Or be charming and relaxed on a first date? What is it about a politician who seems wooden or a comedian whose jokes fall flat or an athlete who chokes? In all of these cases, striving seems to backfire.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another X-Ray Through the Crystal of Being Human

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-08-15

    Regular price: $24.50