Seeking Wosdom

IMOS.org.uk
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"Why conform when it's so much more interesting not to?" Following on from "Here is Wosdom," Robert Jameson offers another selection of opinion pieces illustrating how intelligent thinking has almost nothing to do with political-correctness! Please note that the Wosdom books can be read in any order. Warning: Contains material some may find offensive!
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About the author

 In my books, I try to encourage people to free themselves from the prejudices of our society. I challenge people not to allow their thinking to be constrained by what happens to be popular at the time or by what society deems to be 'acceptable.' Some people might find my ideas offensive. I believe, however, that the willingness to question accepted ideas is the key to a brighter, more intelligent future.

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IMOS.org.uk
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Published on
Nov 30, 2012
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Pages
94
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Language
English
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Genres
Philosophy / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Psychology / Cognitive Psychology
Psychology / Creative Ability
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