The Importance of Living (Paperback)

By Lin Yutang

Important Books, 9788087888124, 478pp.

Publication Date: August 23, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (5/22/2019)
Paperback (9/16/1998)

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The Importance of Living is a wry, witty antidote to the dizzying pace of the modern world. Lin Yutang's prescription is the classic Chinese philosophy of life: Revere inaction as much as action, invoke humor to maintain a healthy attitude, and never forget that there will always be plenty of fools around who are willing-indeed, eager-to be busy, to make themselves useful, and to exercise power while you bask in the simple joy of existence.At a time when we're overwhelmed with wake-up calls, here is a refreshing, playful reminder to savor life's simple pleasures.