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THE TABOO AGAINST BEING YOUR OWN BEST FRIEND 1 edition

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THE TABOO AGAINST BEING YOUR OWN BEST FRIEND
First Edition

Published by The Delta Group Florida in Tampa, Florida .

About the Book

We are pressed and pulled so many ways that we forget we are all authors of our own footprints in the sand, heroes of the novels inscribed in our hearts. Everyone's life, without exception, is sacred, unique, scripted high drama played out before an audience of one with but one actor on stage. The sooner each of us realizes that the sooner we overcome our bondage of loneliness and find true friendship with ourselves. WARNING! This is not a book to make you more self-assertive, more dominant in your group, but rather more at peace within yourself, knowing that every moment of your existence is precious, and that the downs as well as the ups are but a part of the rhythm of life. This natural flow makes you more aware, more gracious, and more content with the person you are and have become.

First Sentence

No greater taboo exists in our culture than that against being our own best friend. Instead of cultivating loyalty, trust and belief in ourselves, we are encouraged to put the interests of others before our own, to trust what experts say more than what our experience teaches us, and to look for heroes, not focus on the full drama of our own lives.

Table of Contents

Chapter One Beevis & Butt-Head and The United States of Anxiety 9
Chapter Ten Apocalypse Now! 373

Edition Notes

THE TABOO AGAINST BEING YOUR OWN BEST FRIEND deals with the adverse affects of social, cultural and psychological conditioning, which makes us self-estranged. Axiomatic of this lack of self-worth is the cruelty we show our own bodies by incessant modifications with plastic surgery, lipo suction and tummy tucks to modify our natural appearance and prevent the aging process or the ravages of undisciplined eating and drinking. The source of self-negating behavior often is at the core an excessive need to please others at the expense of self-acceptance. This leads almost inevitably to self-contempt when we should be our own best friend when there are no others. Dr. Fisher systematically takes the reader through the mind-field that can and often does makes us a prisoner of our own minds, captive to someone else's agenda with a card carrying victim mentality. This puts limits on what we can become as it limits the choices we authorize ourselves to make. Ask and answer the question: who put you in the cage? You did. We all do. We all live in the cage we self-construct around how we define ourselves.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23136857M
ISBN 10
0-9626498-2-1
LC Control Number
95-092463

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April 2, 2014 Edited by LeadSongDog merge authors
April 28, 2010 Edited by Open Library Bot Linked existing covers to the work.
December 11, 2009 Created by WorkBot add works page