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4.0 out of 5 stars A certain eye-opener, 1 Feb. 2004
This review is from: The Reason of Things: Living with Philosophy (Paperback)
As a thinking obsessed late-teen, I often found myself thinking about problems that no-one my age seemed concerned with. The biggest one was how to live a life that I could be proud of in the end, when I sit in a workingmans club and all us old folk talk about nostalgia over a pint of bitter. Thats a big task, I now realise, thanks to this book. I found it in my local bookstore, when I had a lot on my mind. The sleeve said "How does one make experience valuable, and keep growing and learning in the process - and through this learning acquire a degree of understanding of oneself and the world?"
This seemed to want to answer my question. It is a great book, split into many subheadings, describing many of the worlds components and why they exist. Now in university and having travelled half the world, I now know how profound the world is. Not everything is here. If only school could have taught this, I doubt kids would be as shallow to themselves as they are, and be prepared to go out into the world and discover themselves, as Socrates believed everyone should. Its a travesty how little people think about themselves and the fabric of life, and seem happy to live in their jobs and the tv. Society seems to encourage this. My main hope with this book, is that if only a few teenagers read this book after leaving school or college, they will understand that there is more to life than work and routines. A.C. Darling has written a book, and I hope continues to, that could inspire young people to reach further than they ever thought possible. I recommend this book for my peers. You will feel a lot more open-minded when you do.
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Initial post: 15 Jun 2009 10:18:15 BDT
Captain Wow says:
Who is A C Darling? Is this an example of the wisdom of Mr so-called "wiseman"? Some attention to getting the author's name right would be a good indication of improving one's observational qualities. It's always good to have a competent command of grammar and spelling, too, if one is going to write.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Feb 2011 15:04:07 GMT
Firstly, yes they were typo's, I've no idea who A C Darling is and where that came from when writing that review. Secondly, it is a review, something for the potential buyer to read before buying. This is not a work of art or was it meant to be, as you can tell, I did not even review it seriously before posting. To most people, that wouldn't matter, (see the 19 people it did help) but I guess anal people are always attracted to fault-finding to find rather than write something productive. Get over yourself.
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