Grandfather pens letters on leading life of meaning, purpose
George A. Goens conveys to his grandchildren the importance of finding wisdom and living with integrity in "Letters on the Promise of Living,"
Litchfield, CT (MMD Newswire) June 28, 2011 -- "Letters on the Promise of Living" (ISBN 1453792759) by George A. Goens aims to convey a grandfather's imperfect and personal voyage in trying to live a principled and purposeful life. While the letters are written to his grandchildren in the hope that they will make wise decisions and live with noble purpose and meaning, they apply to a wider audience.
"We want our children and grandchildren to lead happy and fulfilling lives - filled with wisdom and meaning. In the past, wisdom was passed from generation to generation from the elders: grandfathers, grandmothers and others. In today's mobile society, passing wisdom to the next generation is more difficult. A good and rewarding life just doesn't happen," Goens says. He believes it is the result of reflection, strong relationships, connections with other generations and an understanding of the wisdom of the ages.
The letters are based around the great philosophical question the author feels we all face in our lives: what are truth, beauty, justice, liberty, equality and goodness? In addition, Goens addresses happiness, courage, sadness, leadership and other topics.
The author says the research base for this book is writings on philosophy, history, quantum physics, education and spirituality. The knowledge base comes from research and experience as an educator, parent and grandparent.
Inspired by a quote from Socrates, "An unexamined life is not worth living," Goens hopes his collection will help readers explore their own lives.
"Letters on the Promise of Living" is available for sale online at Amazon.com and other channels
About the Author:
George Goens, senior partner with the leadership firm of Goens/Esparo, LLC, works with public- and private-sector organizations in leadership development, executive searches, program planning and accountability. A former schools superintendent, he has more than 35 years of teaching leaders about ethical and principled leadership, designing schools for urban youth that focus on values and instructing doctoral students in ethical leadership. Goens has written four books and published more than 55 articles on education, ethical leadership, change and reform.
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