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Fredrickson On Imaginative Failure

December 15, 2013

‘A global poll taken last Valentine’s Day showed that most married people—or those with a significant other—list their romantic partner as the greatest source of happiness in their lives. According to the same poll, nearly half of all single people are looking for a romantic partner, saying that finding a special person to love would contribute greatly to their happiness.

But to Fredrickson, these numbers reveal a “worldwide collapse of imagination,” as she writes in her book. “Thinking of love purely as romance or commitment that you share with one special person—as it appears most on earth do—surely limits the health and happiness you derive” from love.’

Barbara Fredrickson, author of Love 2.0, as quoted in The Atlantic.

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One Comment
  1. breathe16 permalink

    I am intrigued now by this book. Thanks for posting.

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