You Are Dying, and your World is a Lie

You Are Dying, and your World is a Lie

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by Johnny B. Truant
     
 

What is pain? What is discomfort? Is it something terrible, something to be avoided... or is it the very thing that lets us know that we are alive?

The modern world has sold us on a lie. The lie says that to live is to be comfortable. To live is to be free of struggle. The lie says that the ultimate existence would be to never want for anything, to never be

Overview

What is pain? What is discomfort? Is it something terrible, something to be avoided... or is it the very thing that lets us know that we are alive?

The modern world has sold us on a lie. The lie says that to live is to be comfortable. To live is to be free of struggle. The lie says that the ultimate existence would be to never want for anything, to never be pushed so far that it hurts. So why do some of us seek out "edge" experiences? Why do we flirt with deprivation, with intentional chaos? Why do some of us push toward and through our own physical, emotional, and emotional limits, just to see how it feels?

Every day, safe in our modern cocoons, we can comfortably ignore the fact we are dying. But should we blind ourselves to the truth? Beyond self-help cliches lies a painful and sobering reality: YOUR TIME IN THIS LIFE IS LIMITED... AND IT IS RUNNING OUT.

This essay looks at what it is to strive, to seek out what hurts us so that we may find out what it is to truly be human.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044994539
Publisher:
Johnny B. Truant
Publication date:
09/06/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
105,740
File size:
68 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Johnny B. Truant blogs about entrepreneurship and human potential at JohnnyBTruant.com and is a regular contributor to premier business blogs Copyblogger and Problogger. He’s also the director and MC of the Virtual Ticket program for Blogworld (the world’s preeminent new media conference) and co-hosts the Self Publishing Podcast at SelfPublishingPodcast.com.

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You Are Dying, and your World is a Lie 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MJKalinowski More than 1 year ago
5 Star Rating for this author. I just read "Fat Vampire, Big Fat Box Set" and was instantly in love with this author! I didn't receive a review request from Nook books to write a review, so perhaps this isn't the proper forum to express my opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was good. Jms