healthy mindedness

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This issue goes to the heart of human character, and Greenstein sidesteps it in a way that is reminiscent of William James's "religion of healthy mindedness." "Great political ability does sometimes derive from troubled emotions," he says with something like a sniff, but that fact does not justify putting the emotionally troubled in charge of a nuclear arsenal.
The obedient children in the story resolve to look always out the rose window, which, their mother tells them, is "God's window." Like William James, who believed the profound flaw in Eddy's "religion of healthy mindedness" was its inability to come to terms with the problem of evil, Wilson ("not a pink kind of girl") also rejects Christian Science's rosy optimism, a form of theological denial and repression she now believes may have accounted for her mother's descent into madness.

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