Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose. From the standpoint of daily life however, there is one thing we do know — that man is here for the sake of other men.
I finished the book. In my own words, it’s message: Society would have us believe that we find purpose and happiness in consumerism. Earning, buying, getting. But real purpose and happiness comes from service and close family relationships.
I think I’ve always known that, but this book was a good reminder and a real-life example of a family who had a lot, and gave up a lot, and grew very close in the process.
I declare myself inspired.
Now maybe I can finish those other inspiring books that remain partially read.