101 Simple Truths for a Better Life provides just that. If you have kids and have ever thought about leaving a legacy behind in written form, it could look something like this book. It’s conversationally written so you feel as though you are in a coffee house discussing the general challenges of life, a recent identity crisis or a reimagining of who you are and where you are going. Every time I picked up that book, I felt as though I was settling in for a long talk with a good friend. It’s packed with wise advice that often prompted me to reread passages, so I could fully grasp the meaning. Sometimes I read them over simply because I loved the thought so much, I wanted to revisit it immediately before I forgot that I had ever read it.
I often circulate between 1 to 5 books on an ongoing basis. Between keeping up with the marketing industry, reading biographies and looking for inspiration, it keeps me quite busy. It is always hard to find an inspirational book that doesn’t sound somewhat regurgitated or a mixture of ideas you have already read. When I read, I’m looking for new insights that I have never pondered, or that haven’t heard described in “quite that way”. I found it hard to put this book down because it provided just that – interesting insights presented in a unique way, providing a totally different perspective.
One of my favourite quotes from 101 Simple Truths for a Better Life…
“I know the feeling sucks, but it isn’t wise to avoid those unpleasant emotions, as they generally are what usher us to growth” – Humble the Poet