Dear America – Who's Driving the Bus?
Have you ever wondered why you do what you do? Dear America can help you understand the often hidden connections between your current behavior and past events. Being able to identify who is driving your bus is the key to unlocking the power within yourself to change your behavior and live a fuller life. Dear America presents ideas that can be easily understood, universally applied, readily implemented, and are within your control.
Presented in Dear America is a straightforward philosophy of behavior that offers a useful paradigm to help us all live our lives as more rational and responsible adults. The book is a reminder that we are each individually the sum of our parts and that we are collectively a society that interacts with each of those parts. To understand a group one must study the individuals who form that group. Society is composed of individuals whose psychological development determines the nature and quality of life in that society. Understanding the psychological development within a society requires an examination of individual patterns of behavior established in childhood that are reenacted in adulthood. The family remains the organizing principle through which early childhood learning takes place, and imitation remains the fundamental system for transferring information and forming behavior patterns in childhood.
The philosophy of behavior as presented in Dear America is neither male nor female; it is simply human. The question "Who's driving the bus?" seeks to identify which part of us is making our decisions at any given moment. The answer to that question determines the quality of life in our society. The paradigm shows us how we can change the bus driver to a more rational and developed part of ourselves, thereby improving life in our society.
About Linda Goudsmit (Tampa Bay, Florida Author)
Linda Goudsmit is a devoted wife to husband Rob and they are the parents of four children and the grandparents of four. She and Rob owned and operated a girls clothing store in Michigan for 40 years and retired in 2013 to the beaches of sunny Florida. A graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Linda has a lifelong commitment to learning and is an avid reader and observer of life. She is the author of the philosophy book Dear America: Who's Driving the Bus? and the children's series MIMI'S STRATEGY.