What Has Life Taught You?: 10 Eternal Questions Answered by 40 Exceptional People

What Has Life Taught You?: 10 Eternal Questions Answered by 40 Exceptional People

by Zoe Sallis


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A unique concept: 40 extraordinary people give answers to 10 searching questions about their beliefs. In our current age of uncertainty and turmoil, this is a book to give insight for life's journey and to encourage readers to confront the same questions themselves.

"My suggestion or advice is very simple; that is, to have a sincere heart." - The Dalai Lama

What Has Life Taught You? features the answers given by 40 outstanding people to 10 profound questions about life, the mind and the spirit. Author Zoë Sallis has a passion for stirring up debate on philosophical and ethical questions and journeyed all over the globe to ask well-known figures of widely varying beliefs the same 10 questions.

Interviewees include:
Nelson Mandela
His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Neale Donald Walsch
Anjelica Huston
Jack Nicholson
Sophia Loren
Teale Swan
Richard Dawkins
David Lynch
Gore Vidal
And more...

The questions range from "What is your concept of God?" and "Do you think this life is all there is, or do you believe in an afterlife?" to "What has life taught you so far?" and "How do you find peace within yourself?"

Socrates thought the unexamined life was not worth living, and perhaps that is why he roamed the streets of Athens accosting people and asking them their thoughts and beliefs. By sharing the wisdom of these truly inspiring people, the book hopes to provoke debate and encourage readers to examine what they have learned on their life journey so far and share their own insights with others.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781786783509
Publisher: Watkins Media
Publication date: 03/17/2020
Sales rank: 732,956
Product dimensions: 5.15(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Zoë Sallis is a theatre, TV and film actor, and the author of the bestselling Ten Eternal Questions and Voices of Powerful Women (Watkins).

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 What is your concept of God? 7

2 Do you think this life is all there is, or do you believe in an afterlife? 25

3 Do you accept the concept of karma, in the sense of cause and effect? 43

4 What is your moral code, in relation to right and wrong? 59

5 Do you believe you have a destiny and do you see yourself as here to fulfil it? 79

6 What has life taught you so far? 97

7 What advice or words of wisdom would you like to pass on to those close to you? 113

8 Do you believe our survival on planet Earth is being threatened? 129

9 Who do you most admire in this world, historical or living? 147

10 How do you find peace within yourself? 165

About the contributors 183

Acknowledgements 195

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