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This week #1

Three Wise Monkeys

This week I enjoyed watching the movie The  Switch. It’s not only that Jennifer Aniston plays wonderfully out the stigma she got from some people because her husband left her and got a bunch of kids with another woman. It’s also the great acting of Jason Bateman, who plays a sweet and loving guy who reminds me sometimes on my own super cute man. “These ice creams are for the living room. One of the children got a milk allergy. But I have no idea which one”, says Aniston as the female main character at the end of the movie. An end, funny and amusing like the whole movie.

Worth reading, even worth reading a second time is the story The Scold’s Bridle written by Minette Walters. Yesterday I finished the excellent written criminal novel which is about a elderly brutally murdered woman. I read this book a second time because I couldn’t remember the murder. The author created different individuals which you follow deeper and deeper in their desperate lives. Lives, you don’t want to be part of it I can assure.

Next, as I decided a couple of days ago, I want to read Destructive Emotions: A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama – by Daniel Goleman. The question “How can we overcome them” sounds too promising to me.

2 comments to This week #1

  • I saw The Switch two weeks ago and I must say that it was a very entertaining movie with many lessons to learn for men and women. Although the movie has a poor note I risked to see it and that was a great decision!
    Great to hear that you are going to read about destructive emotions, I started with Buddhism 6 months ago and can recommend the books of Thich Nhat Hanh and Pema Chödron if you like. That opens your mind enormously. Hope you enjoy the teachings of Dalai Lama!

  • My thought too. Bad reviews let me hesitate. But as you say it’s worth watching this funny and yet calm movie. Dear Jürgen, many pre-Christmas hugs to you :-)

    And thank you so much for your recommendations! For sure I’ll read at least one of the books. You’re into Buddhism now! I know so little about Buddhism. And know I want to know more. Right now I’m searching for Thich Nhat Hanh and I wonder what I will learn about this man.

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