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The Right Life by Remo H. Largo

The Right Life

Human Individuality and its role in our development, health and happiness

Remo H. Largo

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Category: Psychology, Non-fiction
Imprint: Allen Lane
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 28 Feb 2019
ISBN: 9780241296004

How do we find the life that's right for each of us? More and more of us are feeling overwhelmed by the everyday struggle to lead the lives to which we aspire.

2 stars out of 5
Steven Poole
9 May 2019

"Does the modern world prevent most people from living and working in the way suited to them? "

Largo’s kind of nostalgic anti-urbanism, by contrast, always risks sliding into dark places. To feel “like a citizen of the world doesn’t create an identity”, he complains, sounding dangerously like Theresa May in her spiteful attack on cosmopolitanism (“If you believe you are a citizen of the world, you are a citizen of nowhere”). And city life, Largo even asserts, makes us “less and less able to develop and use many of our competencies”, which is surely exactly the opposite of the truth. Try finding a drum teacher or setting up a qigong studio in a tiny country village, and then see how well exercised those competencies feel.