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A World Waiting to be Born: Civility Rediscovered

Peck, M. Scott

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ISBN 10: 055309307X / ISBN 13: 9780553093070
Verlag: Bantam, 1993
Zustand: Very Good Hardcover
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055309307X 1993 signed first edition Bantam Books (NY), 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches tall red hardbound in publisher's unclipped dust jacket, paper-covered boards over cloth spine, silver lettering to spine, xi, 366 pp. First printing, with number line on copyright page 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Signed by author on blank front free-endpaper. A very good copy - clean, bright and unmarked - in a dust jacket with minor rubbing which is nicely preserved and displayed in a clear archival sleeve. ~SP34~ The author of The Road Less Traveled uses case studies from his practice to show how humans have lost sight of the true meaning of civility, accepting subtle forms of hurtfulness as the American cultural norm. Morgan Scott Peck (1936 - 2005) was an American psychiatrist and best-selling author, best known for his first book, The Road Less Traveled, published in 1978. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SP34-0751-3817

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Titel: A World Waiting to be Born: Civility ...

Verlag: Bantam

Erscheinungsdatum: 1993

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good

Signiert: Signed by Author(s)

Auflage: First Edition.

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Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dw. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. ; 366 pages; Civility Rediscovered.

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M. Scott Peck is known for the profound psychological and spiritual journey on which he has guided millions of readers in his earlier bestselling books.
A WORLD WAITING TO BE BORN is his long-awaited major new work of nonfiction, and it brings us the most urgent messages and the most important guidance toward change Dr. Peck has ever offered.
We are a deeply ailing society. Our illness is incivility, by which Dr. Peck means conduct far more serious than a want of politeness - and going back in time much further than the blatantly gluttonous 1980s. Morally destructive patterns of self-absorption, callousness, manipulativeness, and materialism are so ingrained in our routine behavior that we often do not recognize them. In multiple ways we engage in subtle forms of unconscious hurtfulness toward ourselves and others - ways that have come to be accepted as the norm in American society.
Yet there is a growing awareness that something is seriously wrong. If one of the many powerful themes in this book is that civil behavior has largely vanished from our lives - between individuals, in marriage and family life, in the workplace, and in organizations and businesses - another theme is that change is not only possible, it is achievable. We can learn to restore civility to ourselves and our institutions. We can make the spiritual commitment that is a cornerstone of civility. We have the power and the knowledge to become a truly civil society. This book slows us how.
Using examples from his own life, case histories of patients who sought his psychiatric counsel, and dramatic scenarios of businesses that have made a conscious decision to bring civility to their organizations, Dr. Peck demonstrates where we have gone wrong and how change can be effected. The process is likely to be painful - change hurts - but without change there is no growth, and without growth we are half alive.
Dr. Peck offers a concrete, step-by-step program to restore our organizations and ourselves to health. The key to generating organizational health is developing community, which, like civility itself, is an explicit concept with explicit components including spiritual commitment. This wise, radical, and practical book is a blueprint for change - for individuals, partners in marriage, parents, managers, and corporations themselves. Indeed, Dr. Peck proposes that restoring our institutions to civility may create the brightest prospects for both our personal and our societal well-being.

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