The Importance of Living is a wry, witty antidote to the dizzying pace of the modern world.
Lin Yutang's prescription is the classic Chinese philosophy of life: Revere inaction as much as action, invoke humor to maintain a healthy attitude and never forget that there will always be plenty of fools around who are willing-indeed, eager-to be busy, to make themselves useful, and to exercise power while you bask in the simple joy of existence.
At a time when we're overwhelmed with wake-up calls, here is a refreshing, playful reminder to savor life's simple pleasures.
The Importance of Living is an excellent addition to your vintage philosophy collection or home library.
The book The Importance of Living is in good shape for its age with no rips or tears. Please note the wear on the cover and the previous owner's bookplate on the inside page.
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