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!Read Epub ò Alls Well ã A freewheeling rollick through the history and future of our species, All’s Well Where Thou Art Earth and Why blends philosophy, metaphysics and ethics into an original and lyrical meditation on refining our place in the universe generations out of the caves, we think we know our place in the vastness of the cosmos Onlyyears ago we hardly knew that our Sun is just another star Today, we still believe we’re the most intelligent beings to exist Yet simple arithmetic suggests there are at leasttrillion thoughtful species elsewhere We’re not alone in the universe, just lonely: when we sufficiently mature, others may be in touch All’s Well suggests that this maturation will be deeply rooted in our acknowledgement that­­­—at our core—we are vessels of consciousness, astonishment and love With this positive summary of the human condition, Lefebvre argues that the United States’ foundational ideals form the correct basis for a set of Universal Rights and Responsibilities, excepting that they never were, and still are not yet, universal Moreover, says Lefebvre, when those with privilege accept accessible freedoms while being careless with those who have not been so fortunate, they have not earned such freedom but are merely taking liberties Even these liberties come with responsibilities: to protect all humans from deprivation, and all the natural bounty from degradation To accept that these responsibilities have no borders, and to act accordingly, has never been pressing Interweaving small, autobiographical glimpses of Lefebvre’s remarkable life and career, All’s Well is nevertheless a story of us all, providing a rare and lyrical perspective on humankind—and what both parts of that word truly mean John Lefebvre is a Canadian musician, composer, author, entrepreneur, retired lawyer and philanthropist He is cofounder of DeSmog Blog, a former director of the David Suzuki Foundation, founding director of the David Suzuki Institute and a founding supporter of The Dalai Lama Centre for Peace and Education He lives on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, with his family Received via the GoodReads Giveaway.Interesting book, philosophical ramblings, with wellmade points I enjoyed how honest the author was about himself with regards to what he did and how he acted, which made the book eveninteresting. An interesting philosophical little book that explains that all people should have the same rights and responsibilities that everyone else has It looks why that is not yet true I enjoyed the book but at times it was deeper than I could understand I wish he had expanded and explained his examples Some of them I understood Others I had no idea what he was referencing I would have liked to know the history of his examples.This is not a fast or easy read There is a lot packed into the 176 pages given It certainly lets us know where and how we can do better but does not give solutions We need to come up with the solutions and there is a slight beginning of it Once you read this book, you cannot close the cover and walk away from the ideas presented here I will go back to it again and again as my perspective changes. I really enjoyed this book It's a lot to digest, think about and rethink I'm about to reread it and make new notes Very well done in a great way. There is a phrase in this book that stood out for me, Wells have water in them, but the water is not something the well creates or owns I could describe this book as philosophical, and even just trying to pin it down does not do it justice, because never before have I come across a book that explores consciousness, goodness and freedom There is this belief that there are higher powers, a certain level that man has attained or resides in that sets us apart from all the other speciesand in reading this book, John Lefebvre demystifies these misconceptions.It's an engaging read and if you get your hands on it, I hope you love chapter four, The Higher Trusts, as much as I did.Thanks Netgalley for the eARC, this book is a great conversation generator.