“A Hole in the Head” blogsite recently posted a full scan of a 1964 pop psychology booklet, The Art of Living with Yourself and Others. (Credit and thanks to the very fun BoingBoing website for their original post I saw, first uncovering this site.)
The booklet is an intriguing period piece and unintentionally humorous as a scattershot, superficial pep-talk of a guide on combatting stress. After looking over the guide, apparently Mr. Stressed-Out Guy went off course first thing in the morning, when he failed to send his wife to the beauty parlor!
The illustrations are sometimes odd, as “A Hole in the Head” notes. I also wondered for just a moment why Mr. Stressed-Out Guy was angrily waving a toilet seat cover at his wife, until I realized that’s his hat…men wore hats (not to be confused with baseball caps) back then, you know!
I also found one particular page interesting from a Buddhist meditation perspective: If a 1960’s ad man (like Darrin Stephens, Samantha’s husband in Bewitched) had been tasked with creating a print ad for Buddhist meditation, I suppose it might have looked something like this.
Yes friends, come join us Tuesday nights for an opportunity for “some inside dope” about what’s going on “under your hat” (aka…in your mind), which will help you “learn to live with yourself and others” too! :-)