Heroism in the Pursuit of Happiness

Power and Love through Life’s Peaks and Pits

by David Kuby


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/4/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 154
ISBN : 9781524694937
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 154
ISBN : 9781524694920

About the Book

As all of us earthly creations are both wired to seek pleasure and to avoid pain to help us survive, but humans are able to transcend both pleasure and pain in order to achieve their higher purpose. Pleasure draws us to our happiness goals but the virtues of heroism give us the discipline and sacrifice required for the challenges in the happiness pursuit. We “run the good race” because of the big picture meaning which each challenge holds for the whole life journey allowing us to prioritize and focus on our highest good. Our lifespan stages lead us to the joyful sacrifices of marriage and parenting into future generations as a form of this worldly transcendence of death. Many singles duplicate the role of parenting in their work as teachers, mentors, or spiritual leaders while some singles find their call to serve through religious communities. This book celebrates all calls to joyful service that expand the loving bonds of family to embrace all mankind.


About the Author

Author and Wife: David has taught Lifespan Development and Marriage Counseling with his wife Gail for ten years at a University in Oakland based on first hand experiences. Gail is an RN who does long term work with children from infancy through early teens out of their homes drawing on her life experience as a mom of four (stepmom of two ) and “Grammy” of five. David has a Master’s degree in Psychology, a license in Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT) and an M Div in world religions which he combines in meeting both the spiritual and psychological needs of his clients in his counseling practice. David has gained a vision of the whole through his BA in Philosophy and his PhD in Cultural Anthropology. The author hopes that this book will provide a big picture perspective of life as a whole to guide therapists and individuals in the spiritual dimension of healing both for religious and secular seekers of life’s overall meaning and purpose.