4 out of 4 stars
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Rediscovering the Wisdom of Human Nature written by Chet Shupe offers an insight into the problem of rising dissatisfaction in our ever-developing civilized society. The book has twenty chapters, a glossary, and a PowerPoint document providing an overview of the book. The author has compared human behavior for various needs under two different scenarios- first in spiritually-based reality and second in legally imposed circumstances.
The author has discussed some basic questions like - why do we have gut feelings? Why do most people feel compelled to act against their wishes? His views seem original and impactful. He has quoted various authors and other celebrities to back his point. My favorite part of the book is the experience of Daniel Everett with the Piraha tribe. It kept me mesmerized. Another intriguing part of the book is the mention of body language being better than verbal language. As per the author, human actions before civilization were a result of natural order or instincts. It was better in terms that people were happier and satisfied. These days, as we are civilized and legal bound, our actions are governed by society and government.
The author’s honesty is commendable, where he admits of not having any experience of leading his life as per his views. He discusses various problems arising because of civilized life but does not promise any resort to those difficulties. There are repeated instances in the book that hint about the right of men to own women as the leading cause of our distance from the natural order. It would have been great if the author had shed more light on his views regarding this statement.
The sentences in the book are lengthy, and at times, confusing. The author can add some punctuations to make the long sentences comprehensible. There is no major issue with editing. I rate it a 4 out of 4 stars. The worthiness of the content in this book is too compelling to deduct any marks for lengthy sentences. The book is free from all sorts of profanity. There is no use of abusive language. The author has used a scientific approach to present his ideas. He has produced sufficient proof, reference, and data wherever feasible.
I would recommend this book to all adults regardless of their professions or inclinations. Young children might not understand the essence of the book. This book might prove especially useful to the readers who suffer from loneliness, boredom, anxiety, or rising conflicts in their relationships. There is no direct answer to any problem, but one may find a suitable explanation and the root cause. This book shows the way for readers to find the answers by themselves.
Rediscovering the Wisdom of Human Nature
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