Mental Efficiency and Other Hints to Men and Women by Arnold Bennett

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Mental Efficiency and Other Hints to Men and Women is one of the many self help books that Bennett wrote, the most famous of these being How to Live 24 Hours a Day. It is highly readable, amusing and offers wisdom in an extremely palatable form. Bennett's gift for analysis and his knowledge of philosophy and psychology make this book a valuable treasure trove of handy hints to improve our lives. Though it was first published in 1911, it remains as relevant, wise and useful as it did more than a hundred years ago. Originally intended for American audiences, the book opens with a discussion on the nature of mental efficiency as opposed to physical efficiency that was, and still is, worshiped in America and many other countries today. The author presents his ideas in the form of correspondence between himself and various readers who have asked him certain questions regarding the problems they face in life. He recommends keeping a journal that will help people to perform what he calls “mental calisthenics.” Bennett defines mental efficiency as the ability to read, write and think. He considers it to be one of the keystones of human contentment. Some of the other chapters deal with topics like “Expressing One's Individuality” “Breaking with the Past” “Settling down in Life” “Marriage” “Books” “Success” and many more such interesting subjects. The counsel and wisdom offered here are garnished by anecdotes and the author's own thoughts and opinions, making it an interesting read for young and old. Arnold Bennett's wonderful use of the English language, his witty and humorous asides, his easy conversational style and practical tips add to the appeal of the book. Mental Efficiency and Other Hints to Men and Women is indeed a timeless classic that can benefit readers of all ages.
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Mental Efficiency and Other Hints to Men and Women is one of the many self help books that Bennett wrote, the most famous of these being How to Live 24 Hours a Day. It is highly readable, amusing and offers wisdom in an extremely palatable form. Bennett's gift for analysis and his knowledge of philosophy and psychology make this book a valuable treasure trove of handy hints to improve our lives. Though it was first published in 1911, it remains as relevant, wise and useful as it did more than a hundred years ago. Originally intended for American audiences, the book opens with a discussion on the nature of mental efficiency as opposed to physical efficiency that was, and still is, worshiped in America and many other countries today. The author presents his ideas in the form of correspondence between himself and various readers who have asked him certain questions regarding the problems they face in life. He recommends keeping a journal that will help people to perform what he calls “mental calisthenics.” Bennett defines mental efficiency as the ability to read, write and think. He considers it to be one of the keystones of human contentment. Some of the other chapters deal with topics like “Expressing One's Individuality” “Breaking with the Past” “Settling down in Life” “Marriage” “Books” “Success” and many more such interesting subjects. The counsel and wisdom offered here are garnished by anecdotes and the author's own thoughts and opinions, making it an interesting read for young and old. Arnold Bennett's wonderful use of the English language, his witty and humorous asides, his easy conversational style and practical tips add to the appeal of the book. Mental Efficiency and Other Hints to Men and Women is indeed a timeless classic that can benefit readers of all ages.
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1 – Mental Efficiency

25 Jul 2020 | 39 mins 25 secs

1 – Mental Efficienc...

25 Jul 2020 | 39 mins 25 secs

2 – Expressing One’s Indi...

24 Jul 2020 | 10 mins 05 secs

2 – Expressing One’s...

24 Jul 2020 | 10 mins 05 secs

3 – Breaking with the Pas...

23 Jul 2020 | 09 mins 04 secs

3 – Breaking with th...

23 Jul 2020 | 09 mins 04 secs

4 – Settling Down in Life

22 Jul 2020 | 12 mins 07 secs

4 – Settling Down in...

22 Jul 2020 | 12 mins 07 secs

5 – Marriage

21 Jul 2020 | 28 mins 13 secs

5 – Marriage

21 Jul 2020 | 28 mins 13 secs

6 – Books

20 Jul 2020 | 17 mins 46 secs

6 – Books

20 Jul 2020 | 17 mins 46 secs

7 – Success

19 Jul 2020 | 30 mins 23 secs

7 – Success

19 Jul 2020 | 30 mins 23 secs

8 – Petty Artificialities

18 Jul 2020 | 11 mins 39 secs

8 – Petty Artificial...

18 Jul 2020 | 11 mins 39 secs

9 – The Secret of Content

17 Jul 2020 | 12 mins 02 secs

9 – The Secret of Co...

17 Jul 2020 | 12 mins 02 secs