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Bittersweet – How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole by Susan Cain

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Bittersweet – How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole by Susan Cain

In her new masterpiece, the author of the bestselling phenomenon Quiet reveals the power of a bittersweet outlook on life, and why we’ve been so blind to its value.

With Quiet,
Susan Cain urged our society to cultivate space for the undervalued,
indispensable introverts among us, thereby revealing an untapped power
hidden in plain sight. Now she employs the same mix of research,
storytelling, and memoir to explore why we experience sorrow and
longing, and the surprising lessons these states of mind teach us about
creativity, compassion, leadership, spirituality, mortality, and love.

Bittersweetness
is a tendency to states of longing, poignancy, and sorrow; an acute
awareness of passing time; and a curiously piercing joy when beholding
beauty. It recognizes that light and dark, birth and death—bitter and
sweet—are forever paired. A song in a minor key, an elegiac poem, or
even a touching television commercial all can bring us to this sublime,
even holy, state of mind—and, ultimately, to greater kinship with our
fellow humans.


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