Update, February 27th, 2010.
Just back from NYC where I presented a lecture at the One Day University event on February 25th at the CUNY Graduate Center. The topic was “The Happiness of Pursuit: New Insight on Human Nature.” The audience was wonderful and I greatly enjoyed chatting with many of you. As requested, here is some follow up information that I hope will be helpful.
Susan Cain’s book, Quiet, is an exceptional book about the quiet strengths of introversion and the pervasiveness of the extravert ideal. Her Chapter 9, as I mentioned to some of you, provides more information about me than you could ever want to know! Quiet has met with extraordinary success and has zoomed up the NYTimes and Amazon best seller charts.
Many of you asked about the reference to Owen Flanagan’s piece from which I quoted at the end of my lecture. It is the final chapter of his book Self Expressions. Although the book is a serious work of analytic philosophy, that final chapter does indeed read like poetry. Please email me if you wish to get a copy. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to all at OneDayUniversity and the remarkable attendees who make it such a pleasure for those of us who profess.