Thirty More True Things You Need to Know Now
Cambridge, Mass. : Da Capo Press, 2008.
Edition: 1st Da Capo Press ed.
Description: xviii, 176 pages ; 19 cm
In Dr. Gordon Livingston's follow-up to his national bestseller Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart , he offers thirty more true things we need to know now. Among the fresh truths he identifies and explores in this book, which has sold more than 50,000 copies in hardcover, are: Paradox governs our lives. Forgiveness is a gift we give ourselves. Marriage ruins a lot of good relationships. We are defined by what we fear. We all live downstream. One of life's most difficult tasks is to see ourselves as others see us. As we grow old, the beauty steals inward. Most people die with their music still inside of them. Dr. Livingston's sterling qualities are in evidence again: a clear and deep understanding of the hidden hypocrisies, desires, evasions, and emotional tumult that course through our lives; an unerring sense of what is important; and his own ability to persevere-to hope-in a world he knows is capable of inflicting unjustifiable and lifelong suffering.
Contents: Paradox governs our lives -- Much of what we think we know is untrue -- Forgiveness is a gift we give ourselves -- Marriage ruins a lot of good relationships -- It is easier to be angry than sad -- Action is eloquence -- It is better to be spent than saved -- If you have anything to say, say it now, for the eternal silence is at hand -- We are defined by what we fear -- The best stepparents do the least parenting -- One of life's most difficult tasks is to see ourselves as others see us -- Moral certainty is the reward of the true believer -- Relinquish dignity last -- Though much is taken, much abides -- The important questions are unanswerable -- Attachment is the source of all suffering -- We all live downstream -- You can change who you are without rejecting who you were -- It is a sense of meaning that nourishes the soul -- We were not meant to live alone -- The primary difference between intelligence and stupidity is that there are limits to intelligence -- The ears are the primary organs of seduction -- No one ever died of insomnia -- Heroism is in the eye of the beholder -- We are all capable of anything -- We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge -- Happiness requires an ability to tolerate uncertainty -- As we grow old, the beauty steals inward -- Every snowflake in an avalanche pleads not guilty -- Most people die with their music still inside them.
Conduct of life.
Conduct of life.
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