May was a very slow month for me in terms of reading books. I did manage to finish reading 1 book early in the month. I was reading another couple of books on & off throughout the month but didn’t finish either of them.
I have however done lots of reading, learning and thinking in other ways as I attended a 4 day conference as well as attended part of an on-line conference which didn’t quite work due to time differences. The content of these conferences has made me want to revisit some books I have previously read, as well as given me a whole list of other books I want to read.
This is the one book that I did finish reading in May:
The Good Life: What makes a life worth living? by Hugh Mackay
Australian social researcher & Psychologist asks and answers the question “What makes a life worth living?”. The answer according to him: “A good life is determined by our capacity for selflessness and our willingness to connect with those around us in a meaningful and useful way.” He talks a lot about The Golden Rule – “Do to others what you want them to do to you.” This is a rule my mother very much talked about and lived by as we were growing up. It was interesting to note that a version of this “rule” can be found in all of the major world religions.
We are made for connection with others and life is much better if we can follow the golden rule.
What do you think makes a life worth living?
This brings my year to date total to 25 books.
What books have you been reading lately?