THE SECRET OF SERENITY by Carl Glick

THE SECRET OF SERENITY

By
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

Years of close association with Chinese in this country has given Carl Glick what is virtually an Oriental philosophy, deeply rooted in what he has observed and learned from his Chinese friends. He shares this philosophy, which he sees as ""serenity"" --and traces the source of its secret. He discusses the Chinese attitude towards their old and their young, their relatives and friends, their competitors and enemies; he sees much that the Western mind could imitate. He examines the principle of the yang and the yin. He endorses the value of the indirect approach, in social and business relations. He offers some antidotes for boredom, some cures for insomnia, and in discussing what seems to many a negative approach to life shows how actually it is a positive approach. A plea for world unity, rooted in Chinese thinking, may seem to some a bit ironic at the moment. Special market.

Publisher: Crowell