Live Now: Inspiring Accounts of Overcoming Adversity

Live Now: Inspiring Accounts of Overcoming Adversity

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Live Now: Inspiring Accounts of Overcoming Adversity by George Klein

Why do some individuals triumph in situations that would physically or emotionally destroy most people? When tremendous physical, psychological, or emotional adversity threatens to destroy us, how can we hold on, gather strength, and conquer the obstacles in our path? Could "flow" be the way out an antidote to the poisons of our time?

Live Now: Inspiring Accounts of Overcoming Adversity by George Klein answers these questions by offering the fascinating and moving stories of three men who were close to the author and who conquered their separate demons. One man fought on several fronts of the Second World War, experienced the horrors of Nazi and later Communist prisons, but maintained his thirst for and enjoyment of life and emerged as a successful businessman and world traveler. The second man, Nobel laureate Carleton Gajdusek, used his extraordinary scientific talent to escape conventional life and its boredom. The third, Klein's uncle, lost his whole family in the Holocaust but still found the inner strength to continue living alone in his home village, even though his entire ethnic and religious group and its culture had been destroyed.

In order to escape sorrow and weariness, they chose an active commitment a psychological state of intense concentration, timelessness, and euphoria which imparted tremendous inner strength. They are continuously looking for challenging tasks that maximize activity and liberate them from the past and the future, permitting them to live here and now.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781573921541
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publication date: 08/28/1997
Pages: 329
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.02(d)

About the Author

George Klein (Stockholm, Sweden) is professor and research group leader at the Microbiology and Tumorbiology Center at the Karolinska Institute, the author of The Atheist and the Holy City and Pietˆ, and a member of the Nobel Assembly.

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