The Chimp Paradox
Have you ever read a book that put your life in perspective?
Until The Chimp Paradox by Prof. Steve Peters, I wondered why I always seemed to be at war with myself and having constant battles within. It’s this book that has made everything make sense and has helped me to calm the ‘inner chimp’ and keep battles and the war on a level and made my life calmer.
The book discusses the how different areas of your brain, the chimp, the human and the computer, react to life around you.
The chimp represents emotion, the human represents the logical thinking and the computer is where all the information from chimp and human is stored.
- If you are someone who handles stressful (or not so stressful) situations badly then this book is for you.
- If you have gone through life making poor decisions then this book is for you.
- If you wonder why you make these poor decision even though a part of you is aware of a poor decision then this book is for you.
- If you need to undertstand why you react to situations emotionally rather than logically then this book is for you.
I have never read a book that put my life and my reactions in perspective and helped me to overcome some of the poor decisions and reaction I have had.
The Chimp Paradox explains, through examples, why we react in unhelpful ways and what we can do to train the mind to become more logical in its approach to life events.
If you need a book that makes you realise you are not alone in the way you deal with life and explanations that gives methods of training yourself to react to life with a more positive and level-headed outlook then I recommend you read (or listen) to The Chimp Paradox by Prof. Steve Peters.
This book has changed the way I cope with life’s ups and downs and am extremely grateful to Prof. Peters for the succinct, down-to-earth and helpful manner in which he conveys his message.