I'm OK, You're Not; A Journey in personal Discovery
GenreSelf-help / Spiritual
Age Rating:PG
Submitted:Sunday, 23 March 2008
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Take a walk into any bookstore and you are inundated with “how to make your self better” books; Books on how to relax, how to stop procrastinating, how to be better, how to be more like the perfect vision of humanity portrayed in works and demonstrated over time. All of them saying pretty much the same thing: “There IS something wrong with you and if you buy my book I can fix it!” The same goes on in our everyday life. Parents, co-workers, friends, brothers, sisters, the media, your boss, all imparting their wisdom on how to fix what’s wrong with YOU!

But the reality is that if everyone was alike, or held to the same nice and tidy academic or Freudian1 evaluation or consensus opinion of our society, we would all perish. We are not all A+ students, we are not all doctors and lawyers, and we are not all able to buy BMW’s and Lincolns, or live in great big houses. But we all breath the same, we all have thoughts and feelings, we all have relationships, we all impact society in one way or another. Watch The Christmas Story2 with Jimmy Stewart to start the journey of what the world would be like without your unique contributions. The key premise of this book, unlike the others, is not to tell you what’s wrong with you; but to convince you that you are fine just the way you are. Want to change something about yourself? My dear friend it is within you already if you dig deep enough. You don’t need any help, you are just fine. You have certain gifts and talents that no one else has. Like the cookies on the cover of this book, made by my dear wife, we are all individuals, all with our unique cracks and crumbs. Get in touch with what makes you tick and you will find that you are fine and dandy just the way you are and that anything you do want to change about yourself, is up to you and within your control. Realize however that who you are now, is a result of your design, more accurately your response to your environment and those around you.

 

List of chapters

Ch. 1 Get Over It
Ch. 2 Psychosis, Shmycosis
Ch. 3 The Gift
Ch. 4 What In The Heck?
Ch. 5 Friends and Enemies
Ch. 6 Transitions
Ch. 7 Lessons from Religion
Ch. 8 Authority and Politics
Ch. 9 Unhappy? Why are you Really?
Ch. 10 Bosses Will Always Be Bosses
Ch. 11 Stand up for Yourself
Ch. 12 Choose or lose
Ch. 13 I Can't Do It
Ch. 14 Don't Look Back - The End

Comments

 
Mary Rogas Monday, 16 November 2009
very thought provoking comments and through process.
 
Annette Mary Moody Sunday, 9 November 2008
William Butler Yeats wrote "There are no strangers here, only friends you haven't yet met" or words very similar! You have a lively style of writing James and pull no punches. I like it! Kind wishes. Annette Moody
Ilyaas Khaja Sunday, 22 June 2008
Great! Truly enjoyable read - love your writing style and the ending is superb! PLEASE READ AND CRITIQUE MINE!
James Tippett Friday, 6 June 2008
The last three chapters are now posted,
James Tippett Thursday, 5 June 2008
After some reflection I have updated Chapter 2

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