Book Review~Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

I am reading the book Blink by Malcolm Gladwell. It is the first nonfiction for our book club and I am facilitating it at our June meeting.

Psychology is, in the famous words of Mr. Spock, fascinating. This book is very well written. It is a gripping journey into our instinctual selves. The clip above, kept coming to my mind. If you didn’t know already, in my opinion, everything I need to know about life can be found in Star Trek. I couldn’t find the longer clip that I desired for this post. It goes on to have the Captain tell Spock that he is thrilled that Spock was willing to guess in order to guide the ship home safely. Spock is then told by Dr. McCoy that the captain trusts Spock’s guesses more than most people’s facts.

Many of us have disregarded our instincts in favor of study and contemplation. The book points out that our instincts, even when we cannot explain them, often can guide us better.

There are exceptions, especially when are psyche is drawing upon stereotypes. An interesting chapter deals with racial and gender stereotypes. Overall, the” judging a book by its cover”saying is put to the test over and over.

I have yet to finish the book but already recommend it to anyone who also has an interest in the human experience.

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