Micael Widell

Time for a research phase

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So my book on Happiness is kind of done. At least done enough to try to find a publisher for it. Now I'm trying to get myself an agent. From everywhere I hear that it is very hard to get a book published, especially for people who lack a platform, like me. So we'll see how it goes. I'll try for a few months to find a proper, traditional publisher for the book, and if that fails I will self-publish it as a Kindle book and try that path.

In any case, I need to figure out what my next project should be. I'm totally hooked on photography and I intend to continue developing those skills. But I really enjoy reading/writing, so I would like to do more of that. And since I'm not actively writing a book at the moment, I'll use this blog as a writing outlet for the time being. And I'm starting to read stuff again. I'll spend a few weeks reading whatever books and articles that interest me.

The human mind is what I always return to. Preferrably in the context of genes and culture, and the research on their interrelation. My first book in this streak of research, that I just started reading, is The Moral Animal by Robert Wright. From the sales copy:

Are men literally born to cheat? Does monogamy actually serve women's interests? These are among the questions that have made The Moral Animal one of the most provocative science books in recent years. Wright unveils the genetic strategies behind everything from our sexual preferences to our office politics--as well as their implications for our moral codes and public policies.

I find these kinds of questions intriguing. I would like to learn even more about the research that exists on male vs. female psychology, and how it has and hasn't formed in light of evolution. Just started this book, so we'll see where it goes.

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