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Who’s reading Stuart Chase?

My stats tell me that, in recent weeks, almost every day, someone’s “downloaded” one or more chapters of Guides to Straight Thinking.

I have a question for that unknown person:
are you actually downloading those files,
or instead reading them online?

I feel deep gratitude, to know I have provided a useful resource.

Guides to Straight Thinking

Guides to Straight Thinking, by Stuart Chase

Life is difficult.

At this writing, I notice that perhaps a dozen times a day I encounter some fact or situation that I disapprove of, and more than disapprove of; I respond to it as if it ought not to have occurred, as if it ought not be possible in the real world.

In such situations, rather than deal with the facts as they are, human beings are inclined to make up excuses as to why the thing ought not be so, and then have one’s attention cling to the excuses rather than the facts.

At this point, one is no longer thinking straight.

This accounts for a tremendous amount of the confusion and drama we see in discussions of social issues and politics: “we” cling to “our” excuses, “they” cling to “their” excuses, and nobody is dealing with the facts

— with what is —

— with life.

In Guides to Straight Thinking, Stuart Chase examines thirteen of the most common patterns of excuses, or “fallacies.”   Clearing away these self-deceptions will make it easier to solve problems not just in politics, but also on the job, in the ‘hood, and in the home.

This book is square on with the goals of The William Tell Show.  I highly recommend it; which is why I’ve made it available here.

Guides to Straight Thinking, by Stuart Chase

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