Refuse to Choose: Use All of Your Interests, Passions, and Hobbies to Create the Life and Career of Your Dreams by Barbara Sher

Abbey Krom
Student, MAP

A book that has impacted my life is Refuse to Choose by Barbara Sher. She defines a type of person called a “scanner” which is somebody that has multiple interests and can’t commit to one career or one path but empowers people that find themselves in this category. Most people are made to feel they should have one dream or perfect career and follow it unwaveringly until they achieve it but some people don’t feel that way or want to try as many things as possible (I am, of course, one of these people) and she takes away the shame of never sticking to one thing and following all your different passions. It’s probably one of the things that led me to quit my job and go back to school with very little anxiety. I have already passed it on to my boyfriend and grandmother who have found it helpful and quickly read it cover to cover.
Radical Indecision: Barthes, Blanchot, Derrida, and the Future of Criticism, Gerald Bruns, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, an Electronic Journal
Simple Living, Wikipedia

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