Being true on my quest to read more non-fiction in 2012, I brought home the audio CD Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. Sixteen CDs of pure psychology way over my head. Nevertheless, if I listen to information I already know, I’ll never learn anything right?
Am I an intuitive or rational thinker? I like to believe rational. More likely though, as with the majority of people, I think intuitively. Not because I’m not capable of rational thinking, I simply do not always take the extra seconds necessary to rationalize because of cognitive ease. Mr. Khneman’s book/audio has been worth my driving time. Daniel Egan, the reader, gently and humorously explains how the human mind...well, thinks. I would never take the time to read this information, but listening on CD while driving makes for a very interesting ride.
What I am taking the time to read is Laura Ingram’s book Of Thee I Zing. A hilarious look at the quirks of today’s culture…from muffin tops and sagger pants to body shots and rapper rants… Laura’s book is full of satirical (albeit sad) glimpses in today’s culture. I find myself complaining about the culture while at the same time contributing to its demise. And that’s the point of her book…we all do, in some form or another, contribute to the cultural climate.