Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life
All of us lead two parallel lives- the life we actually live and the one that we wish for and fantasise about. And this life unlived (the one that never actually happens, the one we might be living but for some reason are not) can occupy an extraordinary part of our mental life. We share our lives, in a sense, with the people we have failed to be - and this can become itself the story of our lives- an elegy to needs unmet, desires sacrificed and roads untaken.
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"We only want what isn't there" By sally tarbox on 28 August 2017 Format: Audible Audio Edition I have no background in psychoanalysis but was sufficiently intrigued by this work to pick it up at the ... Read full review
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This is a book about the pre-conditions of human motivation. The title and sub-title are somewhat misleading. The work is not so much an examination of what might have been, and a detailed analysis of ... Read full review