Wisdom for My Son and Daughter

Wisdom for My Son and Daughter : A Man Takes a Philosophical Reflection on Life to Help, Guide, and Inspire Society and His Children

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Life: what is it all about? Why do we often approach it the wrong way? Why are there so many pitfalls we have to be careful of? We all want the best for our offspring as they grow into adulthood. We want them to have WISDOM, to learn from our mistakes, to be aware of the wonderful and not-so-wonderful aspects of the world. How can we enhance our life and theirs using positive psychology, knowledge and awareness? The world is rapidly changing; it has many problems. Wouldn't life be easier if we were given a manual on the human condition, an operating guide to human emotions including some sound, thought-out advice? If I were to die tomorrow, what would I leave to help and guide others? Could I reflect on my life and that of others in order to help my children and society? These are some of the questions the author had in mind in developing Wisdom for My Son and Daughter. The author touches on many subjects of immense interest and sometimes controversy. Psychology, philosophy, science, politics and religion are all looked at in relation to life, with pragmatic reasoning. This could be the book that gives you the life perspective you need, or a great gift for someone that is struggling in their life. A must purchase for your self-help collection this year! This manual for life includes discussion on: *The importance of health, both mental and physical *Using positive psychology to improve relationships *The dangers of addiction to drugs and alcohol *The insidious danger of high stress and the importance of preventing it *Sleep: the human recharging system *Common psychological afflictions including depression and anxiety *Education: the key to life *Life: Finding passion and motivation *Finding purpose: the cornerstone of a good life *A healthy perspective on money and finances *Parenting: its challenges and responsibility *Developing healthy self-esteem *A philosophical look at religion and spirituality *Common sense, based on reason and logic *The problems in the world for the new generation ahead. Those who might really enjoy and benefit from Wisdom for My Son and Daughter include: *Anyone looking for guidance, and perhaps validation, from someone who has faced the same struggles *Teenagers for whom life is an intoxicating mix of excitement and fear *Young adults and many older adults trying to live a good life *Anyone in the midst of a life struggle, looking for another perspective on life
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Product details

  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 9mm | 168g
  • Australia
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1534816860
  • 9781534816862
  • 791,533

Table of contents

Table of Contents. Preface. Disclaimer. On Basic Psychology and Neuroscience. Our emotions. Qualities to cultivate and qualities to avoid. The dark side of human nature. Information flow. A global society. On Manners and Treatment of Others. Show respect. Practice good psychology. Accept sexual orientation. Avoid racism. Avoid sexism. On Education for Life. Public speaking. Reading. Learn a language. Have goals. Avoid perfectionism. Be observant. Look after your body. Watch your diet. Get lots of sleep. A final note on health. Be a good parent. A little on relationships, love, family, and friends. Eschew violence. Support your family. Nurture your friends. Let's talk about sex briefly. Watch out for crowds. Be careful on the roads. Be careful in water. On Religion and Spirituality. On Finance and Money. Be ethical, be smart. Know basic contract law. On Other Important Areas of Life. Finding a career. A little on the environment and the planet that houses us. On Fears for the Future and Some Solutions. Water scarcity. Food scarcity. Population distribution. Asteroids. Nuclear power. More about substance abuse. Some Final Ideas and Advice. Interesting and Inspiring People for Further Study. Some Great Movies I Have Enjoyed.
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Top Customer Reviews. Format Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The author has presented an honest and thought provoking account of many of life's challenges, creating a platform on which to explore our own motives and ideals. I would highly recommend this book to anyone wishing to gain valuable insight into many of the issues we are faced with in this fast paced environment in which we live. I particularly enjoyed the analogies to many of the modern day life struggles we all face, many with humorous tones.
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About Jonny Oates

Jonny Oates is a husband, father, airline pilot, and author. He grew up in western Victoria, Australia, and developed a keen interest in aviation early in life, which led to an airline pilot career. As well as being a professional pilot, Jonny has other business and personal interests that keep him busy. In secondary school he excelled at mathematics and physics and today maintains an interest in a range of science-based disciplines as well as many of the humanities. History, philosophy, finance and politics are some of the subjects Jonny actively reads. Jonny recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance complementing his interest in finance. Additionally, Jonny has started a business in the energy sector, helping to reduce demand away from hydrocarbons towards a higher dependency on the sun's abundant energy.
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