In a culture that worships ceaseless striving, "settling" seems like giving up. But is it? On Settling defends the positive value of settling, explaining why this disdained practice is not only more realistic but more useful than an excessive ideal of striving. In fact, the book makes the case that we'd all be lost without settling--and that even to strive, one must first settle. We may admire strivers and love the ideal of striving, but who of us could get through a day without settling? Real people, confronted with a ...

On Settling 2016, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691171364

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On Settling 2012, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691148458