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Ethical Wisdom for Friends

How to Navigate Life's Most Complicated, Curious, and Common Relationship Dilemmas
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Health Communications, Inc.
 | 
May, 2013
ISBN:
9780757317279
In stock now: 
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$22.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

As imperfect human beings, we often face ethical and moral challenges as we relate with others on a daily basis, be it with our office mates, our Facebook friends, or our best friend since grade school. In this riveting and insightful tour of the meaning and purpose of connection, Matousek draws from personal experience, interviews, and letters from readers to provide a reservoir rich in wisdom about friendship, commitment, honesty, greed, jealousy, loyalty, competition, imitation, abandonment, and reconciliation. In twenty-four succinct essays, each followed by thought-provoking questions, he examines a plethora of moral dilemmas.

Backed by scientific evidence, interviews with experts, philosophical teachings, and psychological insight, Ethical Wisdom for Friends is a simple, edifying, and entertaining look at these concepts for everyday seekers who are more interested in hands-on advice than abstract information.

Before spilling the beans, or airing a grievance, Buddhism teaches us to ask ourselves these three questions in testing personal motivation. First, is the information true? Second, is sharing the information necessary? Finally, is the act of revelation kind? For friends, kindness is the bottom line; if information does not serve a caring function, we’re wise to keep it to ourselves.

“Mark Matousek has done some magic: he has written an informed, intelligent, humorous, insightful, and juicy book. He covers a broad field and is up-to-date and thorough. You’ll enjoy this book and maybe become a better person because of it.” —Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul

Publisher’s Description: 

As imperfect human beings, we often face ethical and moral challenges as we relate with others on a daily basis, be it with our office mates, our Facebook friends, or our best friend since grade school. In this riveting and insightful tour of the meaning and purpose of connection, Matousek draws from personal experience, interviews, and letters from readers to provide a reservoir rich in wisdom about friendship, commitment, honesty, greed, jealousy, loyalty, competition, imitation, abandonment, and reconciliation. In twenty-four succinct essays, each followed by thought-provoking questions, he examines a plethora of moral dilemmas.

Backed by scientific evidence, interviews with experts, philosophical teachings, and psychological insight, Ethical Wisdom for Friends is a simple, edifying, and entertaining look at these concepts for everyday seekers who more interested in hands-on advice than abstract information.

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