All the Ideas Living in My Head
A bunch of ideas are running around in Don Everts's head. Some are permanent residents. Others are visitors, just passing through. When they all get together, some odd things start happening.
It's one thing when the idea Girls Are Kind Of Icky gets challenged by Girls Can Be Pretty Darned Interesting. But it gets more complicated when The Old Man Clutching The Big Black Bible meets Higher Criticism. Or when You Are Not Loveable tries to drown out the voice of God Loves You.
In this tour of Don's head, you get a glimpse of how we make sense of ideas and how we decide which ones should live with us. We're introduced to back-door ideas like Pain Is Bad, secret ideas like Lighter Skin Implies Higher Intelligence, and sexy ideas like Shiny Happy Globalization. How do we determine what ideas win out? Which ideas should get to stay, and who should get kicked out of the house?
If you want to think deeper, don't seem to fit into either modern or postmodern thinking, or are curious to see how other people think, this book is for you.
His introductory title gives us a cocktail party tour of the characters that inhabit Everts's thoughts. With Don Miller-like innocence, Everts "aw shucks" his way through a set of sometimes parallel, sometimes perpendicular ideas, all with names, accents, and varying intensity of opinion. There is something helpful to Everts's framework that reminds us of hos thoughts affect us.
introduction: my head
1 thinking about thinking about thinking
2 welcome to the house of living ideas
3 hanging out in the living room
4 a menu of common flavors
5 frequently asked questions
6 on having been given a head
conclusion: your head