How to Make Your Life Work or Why Aren't You Happy?

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From Wikipedia: Ken Keyes, Jr. (January 19, 1921, Atlanta, Georgia - December 20, 1995, Coos Bay, Oregon) was a personal growth author and lecturer, and the creator of the Living Love method, a self-help system. Married four times, Keyes wrote fifteen books on personal growth and social consciousness issues, representing about four million copies distributed overall. ~~~ In February 1946, at age 25, Keyes contracted polio and became paralyzed in his legs and hands. His paralysis developed into quadriplegia and was sufficiently severe that, for example, he was unable to turn himself over in bed. He was admitted to the Warm Springs Foundation, a convalescent hospital in Georgia. After a year in the hospital, he moved with his wife to a nearby house for three more years of rehabilitation, during which time he adjusted to life as a wheelchair user. He invented a switch-activated powered bed that would turn his body over. He said he "began to develop the feeling that I did not have to be so totally dependent on other people" and "still wanted to feel that I was a capable and lovable person." To that end, he obtained a lever-controlled electric wheelchair, a new invention at the time. ~~~ Keyes required aides for bodily care for several decades. ~~~ According to Keyes, he became involved in many activities to overcome the feeling of dependence and uselessness brought on by his disability. He wrote a book on mental techniques for increasing effectiveness in daily life. This book, entitled How to Develop Your Thinking Ability, was published by McGraw-Hill in 1950 and contained illustrations by cartoonist Ted Key. Keyes later reacquired the publishing rights to the book and re-released it as Taming Your Mind. ~~~ In a subsequent book, Discovering The Secrets of Happiness, Keyes commented, about this period of his life, that his disability may have been a disguised blessing: "Perhaps I would have been so caught up in the business and social rat race that I wouldn't...

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