Though there are psychological reasons for this phenomenon, Karen A. Ceru- lo, in Never Saw It Coming, considers instead the role of society in fostering this attitude. What kinds of communities develop this pattern of thought, ...
Author: Karen A. Cerulo
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Social Science
People—especially Americans—are by and large optimists. They're much better at imagining best-case scenarios (I could win the lottery!) than worst-case scenarios (A hurricane could destroy my neighborhood!). This is true not just of their approach to imagining the future, but of their memories as well: people are better able to describe the best moments of their lives than they are the worst. Though there are psychological reasons for this phenomenon, Karen A.Cerulo, in Never Saw It Coming, considers instead the role of society in fostering this attitude. What kinds of communities develop this pattern of thought, which do not, and what does that say about human ability to evaluate possible outcomes of decisions and events? Cerulo takes readers to diverse realms of experience, including intimate family relationships, key transitions in our lives, the places we work and play, and the boardrooms of organizations and bureaucracies. Using interviews, surveys, artistic and fictional accounts, media reports, historical data, and official records, she illuminates one of the most common, yet least studied, of human traits—a blatant disregard for worst-case scenarios. Never Saw It Coming, therefore, will be crucial to anyone who wants to understand human attempts to picture or plan the future. “In Never Saw It Coming, Karen Cerulo argues that in American society there is a ‘positive symmetry,’ a tendency to focus on and exaggerate the best, the winner, the most optimistic outcome and outlook. Thus, the conceptions of the worst are underdeveloped and elided. Naturally, as she masterfully outlines, there are dramatic consequences to this characterological inability to imagine and prepare for the worst, as the failure to heed memos leading up to both the 9/11 and NASA Challenger disasters, for instance, so painfully reminded us.”--Robin Wagner-Pacifici, Swarthmore College “Katrina, 9/11, and the War in Iraq—all demonstrate the costliness of failing to anticipate worst-case scenarios. Never Saw It Coming explains why it is so hard to do so: adaptive behavior hard-wired into human cognition is complemented and reinforced by cultural practices, which are in turn institutionalized in the rules and structures of formal organizations. But Karen Cerulo doesn’t just diagnose the problem; she uses case studies of settings in which people effectively anticipate and deal with potential disaster to describe structural solutions to the chronic dilemmas she describes so well. Never Saw It Coming is a powerful contribution to the emerging fields of cognitive and moral sociology.”--Paul DiMaggio, Princeton University
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Author: S. D. Matthews
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
For readers who don’t want to take forever to read a good story, Never Saw It Coming gives you a big surprise. Some of us still think about the one that got away. Jennifer and David never expected the life they created would come to this. The life they share is could be story to tell their grand-kids if they survive. All it took was for the one love that got away to show up. Read through this page turner and get the surprise of your life. Every relationship has drama but what happens when that drama goes too far. Will you see what’s coming?
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Author: Linwood Barclay
Publisher: Hachette UK
A chilling story of double-dealing, fraud and murder from the author of FIND YOU FIRST and NO TIME FOR GOODBYE, a No. 1 Richard & Judy Book Club bestseller Keisha Ceylon is a psychic. So she says. The truth is, she watches the news for stories of missing family members, gives it a few days, then tells these families she's had a vision. She may be able to help. And by the way, she charges for this service, and likes to see the money up front. Keisha's latest mark is a man whose wife disappeared a week ago. She's seen him on TV, pleading for his wife to come home, or for whoever took her to let her go. So she pays him a visit. The trouble is, her vision just happens to be close enough to the truth that it leaves the man rattled. And it may very well leave Keisha dead . . . NEVER SAW IT COMING is based on the novella CLOUDED VISION, which was published as part of the Quick Reads programme in 2011.
It'll be like last time, the people never saw it coming." "If you go you won't have to worry about grandchildren if you don't have any children," sneered Dana. "Ah ha, ah ha! You been cut off my man," laughed Tupelo.
Author: Mark Connolly
The world as we know it almost ended in 2007-08 due to financial failure. If it had happened America would have been on its knees, then the world would have followed. Imagine having all the technology but no place to plug it in. Could Americans live off the grid and rebuild the country? Would they make the same mistakes? ""This could be where we are headed and it's damn scary. The characters are strong and so is the story."" DLF Reviews ""No so much a what if, but a when it happens. Good story."" Review By Edgar
Keir and Bill stared at each other, neither of them had ever seen Liam like this, both were raising their eyebrows ... They never saw it coming” he whispered, as Bill snatched a box of tissues from Keir's desk and offered them to the ...
Author: Ian Smith
Publisher: Balboa Press
Father O’Brien is a tough Catholic priest with a violent past. He now counsels youth in prison and has a particular interest in two brothers behind bars. He becomes their advocate on the pretext of rehabilitation, visiting them regularly and eventually getting the boys released into his care. DCI Keir Dickson, the man who put these brothers away for eight years, is furious. He sends DS Liam Smith undercover to see what this priest and these ex-cons are up to. It turns out the father has given the boys an intriguing assignment. Every month, they drive a Volvo to an orphanage in Holland with food and clothes, driving a supposedly empty car back into England. The brothers soon realize their car is not empty on the return trip, and this realization puts them in grave danger. Smith, along with the rest of New Scotland Yard, must deduce Father O’Brien’s plan and hopefully divert a disaster.
I never met the man and there were times I wanted to meet him because for someone to treat people that way just because they can don't make it right. Sometimes you have to answer for those things. In the article it said that he was, ...
Author: T. K'Meyer
In this book, workers displaced by plant closings in Louisville, Kentucky tell their stories, emphasizing their agency, demanding respect for their skill, casting judgment on business and government for not showing that respect, and revealing a sense of alienation resulting from violation of their values and trust.
I never saw it coming You ambushed me behind the trees You used Gods loving, breathing living trees To take away my breath My life I never saw it coming I was saying hello And saying good bye at the same time Never knowing this place ...
Author: Sharon Ackerman Dilly.
As you open this book look at its cover; What is going through your mind, what kind of feeling are you thinking? Look at the bubbles and imagine what the person on the cover is thinking. As you turn the pages you will find out why this book is called A Rainbow Of Feelings. You will discover some of the feelings that I hold in my heart and mind; reflect the thoughts and dreams of many of you. My name is Sharon Ackerman and I am known as Dilly. and here is my rainbow of feelings
NEVER. SAW. IT. COMING”. The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name ... Often when people tell me of a disaster they either start or end with a statement like this: “I never saw it coming.
Author: Don Piper
From the authors of the inspiring true story 90 Minutes in Heaven In 1989, Don Piper died in a car accident. Ninety minutes later, as a minister prayed over him, he returned to life-and remembered... For millions of readers around the world, Don Piper's account of his experience, 90 Minutes in Heaven, offers an inspirational, exciting, and fulfilling message of hope-and has become an international phenomenon. Now, he continues his message of hope and faith with a book of devotionals for all of those who want to experience the joy and contentment of his message every day. With ninety devotionals within, this unique collection directly addresses the everyday hardships we all endure, offering solace and guidance for all those who wish to lead happier, more virtuous lives.
Mit einem Vorwort von Oprah Winfrey Mit dem Gedicht »The Hill We Climb – Den Hügel hinauf«, das Amanda Gorman am 20.
Author: Amanda Gorman
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
Mit einem Vorwort von Oprah Winfrey Mit dem Gedicht »The Hill We Climb – Den Hügel hinauf«, das Amanda Gorman am 20. Januar 2021 bei der Inauguration des 46. Präsidenten der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, Joe Biden, vortrug, schenkte eine junge Lyrikerin den Menschen auf der ganzen Welt eine einzigartige Botschaft der Hoffnung und Zuversicht. Am 20. Januar 2021 wurde die erst zweiundzwanzigjährige Amanda Gorman zur sechsten und jüngsten Dichterin, die bei der Vereidigung eines US-amerikanischen Präsidenten ein Gedicht vortrug. »The Hill We Climb – Den Hügel hinauf« ist jetzt in der autorisierten zweisprachigen Fassung als kommentierte Sonderausgabe erhältlich.
“Asshole never saw it coming, Henry,” I told my cat, pausing my dance just long enough to scoop the tuna onto a plate. When Skopes first came in today, I'd smiled for him. I'd crossed my legs and swung my foot, calling his attention to ...
Author: Joshilyn Jackson
A fiercely independent divorce lawyer learns the power of family and connection when she receives a cryptic message from her estranged mother in this bittersweet, witty novel from the nationally bestselling author of Someone Else’s Love Story and Gods in Alabama—an emotionally resonant tale about the endurance of love and the power of stories to shape and transform our lives. Born in Alabama, Paula Vauss spent the first decade of her life on the road with her free-spirited young mother, Kai, an itinerant storyteller who blended Hindu mythology with southern oral tradition to re-invent their history as they roved. But everything, including Paula’s birth name Kali Jai, changed when she told a story of her own—one that landed Kai in prison and Paula in foster care. Separated, each holding secrets of her own, the intense bond they once shared was fractured. These days, Paula has reincarnated herself as a tough-as-nails divorce attorney with a successful practice in Atlanta. While she hasn’t seen Kai in fifteen years, she’s still making payments on that Karmic debt—until the day her last check is returned in the mail, along with a mysterious note: “I am going on a journey, Kali. I am going back to my beginning; death is not the end. You will be the end. We will meet again, and there will be new stories. You know how Karma works.” Then Kai’s most treasured secret literally lands on Paula’s doorstep, throwing her life into chaos and transforming her from only child to older sister. Desperate to find her mother before it’s too late, Paula sets off on a journey of discovery that will take her back to the past and into the deepest recesses of her heart. With the help of her ex-lover Birdwine, an intrepid and emotionally volatile private eye who still carries a torch for her, this brilliant woman, an expert at wrecking families, now has to figure out how to put one back together—her own. The Opposite of Everyone is a story about story itself, how the tales we tell connect us, break us, and define us, and how the endings and beginnings we choose can destroy us . . . and make us whole. Laced with sharp humor and poignant insight, it is beloved New York Times bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson at her very best.
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I never saw it coming towards me . The first I remember after 164 that I was up at my house . I was sitting in a chair and Dr. Douglass was probing the wound in my leg . I remembered then only about half a minute .
Q. When you got up where the track was , did you hear the train coming then ? A. No , sir . ... A. I never saw or heard anything . ... Q. Suppose you were standing on the track , and the train was coming ; what would you do ?
“ I never saw anything like it before , ” she said , regretfully , with head turned back towards the Kursaal . ... “ It was an avalanche , I I heard it coming down , a rumble first like thunder , and the church bells rang out - how ...
... a gigantic pile of human agony as Dante may have seen in hell , but such as surely this earth never saw before . ... coming . We were told day by day how the partisans of all the monarchic factions were brooding over a vengeance ...
He charged that “ the Mattapan - Dorchester Task Force , operating with the Mayor's Office of Human Rights , met frequently and at length , but produced no tangible ... There is ample evidence that White , indeed , never saw it coming .
Author: Hillel Levine
Tells how making mortgages available to Blacks in Jewish neighborhoods in Boston ended up in disaster
“ We never saw it coming . He came out of nowhere , " Gregerson recalls . " One second we were joking , the next we were flying through space , tumbling and tumbling . " commitment , out of this wealth of knowledge , Volvo has been able ...
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