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 has journeyed all over the globe to ask well-known figures of widely varying beliefs the same 10 questions.
Interviewees include Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, Neale Donald Walsch, Anjelica Huston, Sophia Loren, Teale Swan, Richard Dawkins, David Lynch and Gore Vidal, and 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.