ISBN 9781626564718,Your Life isnt for You : A Selfish Person's Guide to being Selfless

Your Life isnt for You : A Selfish Person's Guide to being Selfless



HarperCollins Publishers

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9781626564718

ISBN-10 162656471X


Number of Pages 112 Pages
Language (English)

Ethics & moral philosophy

In your life isnt for you, Seth Adam Smith expands on the philosophy outlined in his popular blog post marriage isnt for You, which received over 30 million hits and has been translated into twenty languages (And counting). In this inspiring, funny and moving book, Seth shows how his philosophy of living for others can enrich every aspect of your life, just as it has his. Seth writes not as an expert but as a flawed human being sharing what hes learned-and learned the hard way. He reveals how, years before his marriage, his self-obsession led to a downward spiral of addiction and depression, culminating in a suicide attempt at the age of twenty. It was the love and support Seth experienced in the aftermath, which he so poignantly depicts here, that opened his eyes to the dead end (Literally) of selfishness. With a mix of humor, candor and compassion, he reflects on the experiences in his life-his difficult missionary stint in Russia, his time as a youth leader in the Arizona desert, his marriage, even a childrens story his father read to him-that led to his conviction that the only way you can find your life is to give it away to others.