Writers Inspiring Change book review: I would, but MY DAMN MIND won't let me: A Young Man's...
I would but My Damn Mind won't let me: A Young Man's Guide to Understanding His Thoughts and Feelings, is a brilliant book, which by all accounts, should be included in school curriculums as required reading for all teens. In the first part of the book, Jacqui Letran talks to the reader in a very real and intimate sense, presenting the functionality of how the mind works and how it stores memories, good and bad, and how, in a very real sense, the subconscious mind kicks back on the individual, bringing about feelings of doubt, anxiety, stress, depression, anger, lack of self-esteem and confidence and more. For anyone, not only teens, this book is an eye-opener, a practical and simple lay-out of how the mind works both for us and against us in our daily lives. In the second part of the book, the author presents real case-histories to illuminate the points presented earlier in the book. These are excellent and relevant. Teens are already struggling with new dynamics as they approach adulthood, and generally speaking, the educational system does a poor job of educating them on this very important aspect of their lives. Again, this book should be a part of school curriculums, because with it, teens would have a far better chance of successfully negotiating the personal hurdles they face as they prepare to take the leap into the world. An excellent read and recommended to anyone.
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