Varieties of Melancholy: A hopeful guide to our somber moods by The School Of Life
English | August 26th, 2021 | ISBN: 1912891603 | 176 pages | True EPUB | 8.90 MB
This is a book that celebrates the most neglected but valuable emotion we can feel: melancholy. Melancholy isn't depression, rage, or bitterness, it's a serene, wise, and kindly response to the difficulties of being alive. It steers a mid-way course between despair on the one hand and naïve optimism on the other. But melancholy is a well-kept secret. Those who feel the pull of melancholy moods tend to stay quiet. We don't often hear melancholy being celebrated or accorded the respect that it deserves. It languishes unexplored in a hyper-competitive, noisy, frantic age.