How do we turn off the ise of daily life, turn on our brains, and begin to engage in that fundamental human activity kwn as thinking again? P.M. Forni, America's civility expert has given some thought to how we can successfully think our way through a greatly distracting world and live a better life. In The Thinking Life , he looks at the importance of thinking: how we do it, why we don't do it eugh and why we need to do more of it. In twelve short chapters, he gives readers a remedy for the Age of Distraction, an age fuelled by social networking overload, compulsive texting and an omnipresent stream of mobile calls. He shows how to put aside time each day to improve: Attention; Introspection; Self-control; Positive thinking; Proactive thinking; Decision making; Creative thinking; and Problem solving.
P.M. FORNI is a professor at Johns Hopkins University. He is author of Choosing Civility and The Civility Solution. His work has been featured in The New York Times and TheWashington Post. He has appeared on NPR and Oprah. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.