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The Cafe on the Edge of the World: A Story About the Meaning of Life Paperback – October 22, 2020
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In a small cafe at a location so remote it stands in the middle of the middle of nowhere, John--a man in a hurry--is at a crossroads. Intent only on refueling before moving along on his road trip, he finds sustenance of an entirely different kind. In addition to the specials of the day, the cafe menu lists three questions all diners are encouraged to consider:
Why are you here?
Do you fear death?
Are you fulfilled?
With this food for thought and the guidance of three people he meets at the cafe, John embarks on a journey of self-discovery. Along the way he discovers a new way to look at life, himself, and just how much you can learn from a green sea turtle.
"The Alchemist for the 21st century" - RBA Libros
"He (Strelecky) has put his finger on the pulse of the world." - Gannett Media
"A cosmic guidebook for living." - Orlando Sentinel
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He (Strelecky) has put his finger on the pulse of the world. --Gannett Media
A cosmic guidebook for living. --Orlando Sentinel
About the Author
- Publisher : Aspen Light Publishing; 1st edition (October 22, 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 136 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0991392051
- ISBN-13 : 978-0991392056
- Item Weight : 4.6 ounces
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,193 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reviewed in the United States on November 24, 2021
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I am retired, still searching for the meaning in life, and have studied these things for years. This is a fun and easy way to learn about the important things in life that people don't take the time to learn. Great book!
I have given this book to a few of my friends and they also really enjoyed it.
Trying to change your life can be difficult and overwhelming. So it was good to sit back, read, and think about the things that really matter to me and what I’m passionate about.
I encourage anyone who is looking to change their life for the better to read this book. It will help you find your purpose and turn it into your reality.
It really helped me think about what matters most in life and who I should surround myself with. I think anyone at any stage in life could find good insight from this book.
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If you have substantial privilege in your life and your biggest obstacle to success is your FOMO and complacency then this book will probably either feel really meaningful and eye opening or it will fall flat depending on whether you are motivated to find meaning.
If you have struggled or are struggling with substantial systemic inequalities and/or trauma you may find some bits useful but be prepared to roll your eyes at the moments where the book pontificates over why people don’t just “choose” to “do whatever they want” or “live a life according to their reason for existing” as if the concept of systemic privilege is this mysterious thing that no one can grasp. It definitely suffers from “mindset” and “bootstrap” mentality like many other similar books.
If you are aware of the impact of inequality you will be used to a seemingly wilful blindness towards the impact of privilege from the many other well meaning authors who have not taken that particular reflective journey yet.
Interestingly, travel can open some peoples eyes to the impact of systemic inequality and it can be also used to avoid seeing it …. depending on the person doing the travelling and the lens they see the world through.
All in all I am grateful for the useful bits and I am not at all surprised by the privileged parts. It is unintentionally a book by and for privileged people but the intentions are good. Try to have some patience with the author in those moments, we only know what we know and when we know better we do better.
We should all be willing to learn something from imperfect teachers, because that’s the only kind that exists.
Me quedo con grandes mensajes que resonaran en mi cabeza un largo rato y el reto de ponerlos práctica en mi vida.