With elan and spunk, Forni covers other aspects of the thinking life in chapters on the importance of attention, reflection, introspection, self-control, positive thinking, effective decision-making strategies, creative thinking, and problem-solving strategies. All of this adds up to a rich and rounded overview of the thinking life. The author ends with a meditative piece on some of the qualities of a thoughtful person such as being attentive, considerate of others, resilient, and kind.
In this countercultural work, Forni puts forward the case for a comprehensive commitment to the life of the mind. What does the thinking life entail?
Professor Forni, founder of The Civility Initiative at Johns Hopkins, is America's civility expert. In his first two books, "Choosing Civility "and "The Civility Solution," he taught readers the rules of civil behavior and ways of responding to rudeness. Now, in "The Thinking Life," he looks at the importance of thinking in our lives: how we do it, why we don't do enough of it and why we need to do more of it.