The Mature Mind is not to be compared with the usual shallow "self help" and "inspirational" book. It is the considered and, to date, the most important work of a responsible educator and philosopher. Dr. Overstreet knows how to translate the basic wisdom of the race and the particular insights of modern psychology into clear, whitty, and rememberable sentences. heneither scolds nor flatters us. He proposes to panaceas, he is never vague, he is never academic. Like the humane educator that he is, he talks directly and candidly to the individual you, and the individual me.
Day by day it becomes clearer that we cannot make ourselves happier men and women by "adjustment" to the environment - by acquiring possessions or power - by multiplying gadgets - or by retreating into a fake paradise of irresponsibility.