How many times has it happened to you that you found yourself browsing through countless options on Netflix or Prime, unable to make up your mind? Eventually you end up spending so much time reading through long-winded reviews or watching flashy trailers that there is barely any time left to watch anything at all.
Borne of an idea that he first articulated in a viral commencement address, author Pete Davis puts forth the notion that this is the defining characteristic of our age: we have become obsessed with keeping our options open. Davis humorously terms this as humanity’s infinite browsing mode, wherein we endlessly scroll those dating profiles without committing to a single partner and jump from one place to another in search of our next big adventure.
Dedicated: The Case for Commitment in an Age of Infinite Browsing might just be the ideal book for such individuals who simply cannot take a decision in the hope of a better choice. Comically dissecting this new culture of indecision, the book lays into this disturbing trend that is only injecting tension and stress into the lives of the youth; it is a biting satire on a generation that wishes to keep its options open, and yet seems to long for a sense of purpose that can only come from making serious commitments.
However, the book is more than just a lampoon of the modern youth – it also presents examples of people who dared to commit and made it big in life. He hails people who are courageous enough to dedicate themselves to a cause, profession or place; he lauds the individuals who happily gave up the false freedom of an open future in exchange for a profound fulfillment that can only come from real commitment. A fine blend of personal anecdotes, psychology, satire and history, Dedicated is the answer to all the questions that hound today’s youth.
Genre: Self-Help & Personal Transformation
Published: May 2021
Number of Pages: 272
Author: Pete Davis
Publisher: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster