Book Reviews of Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments : Finding Personal Meaning in a Crazy World

Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments : Finding Personal Meaning in a Crazy World
Anyway The Paradoxical Commandments Finding Personal Meaning in a Crazy World
Author: Kent M. Keith
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ISBN-13: 9780425195437
ISBN-10: 0425195430
Publication Date: 5/4/2004
Pages: 144
Rating:
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
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2.8 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments : Finding Personal Meaning in a Crazy World on + 224 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
A book about the grace, wisdom and happiness that come from facing the worst in our world with the best in ourselves.
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Helpful Score: 3
These ten principles were first articultated by Ken Keith as a student at Harvard in the 60's. Since then, unbeknownst to him, they were quoted, circulated, and appropriated by countless people -- politicians and academies, civic and religious leaders, businesspeople, students and nonprofit organizations. They were taped to computers, monitors, refrigerator doors, and to the walls of Mother Teresa's children's home in Calcutta.
reviewed Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments : Finding Personal Meaning in a Crazy World on + 157 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Ten principles for life and a short essay on each. For example: "What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway." "People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway."

I really enjoyed these. Definitely worth a read. The book can be devoured in one short sitting, but I recoommend spreading it out so that the ideas can be digested a little more slowly.
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Great book of thought provoking paradoxes.
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These ten principles were first ariculated by Kent Keith as a student at Harvard in the 1960's. Since then, unbeknownst to him, they were quoted,circulated, and appropriated by countless people-pliticians and academics,civic and religious leaders,businesspeople,students, and nonprofit organizations. They were taped to computer monitors, refrigerator doors,and to the walls of Mother Teresa's children's home in Calcutta.
It was upon learning of this last appearance that Kent Keith finally began to discover that his Paradoxical Commandments had traveled around the world and back again.And he was moved to put his commandments, the philosophy behind them, and the stories that bring them to life into this modern credo for living well, being happy.... and doing good anyway.
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Simple and profound truths that if more people would learn to live by, the world would indeed be a better place.