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Don't read if you're not ready to get your world flipped over.
on March 2, 2016
This. It changed my life.
The author might've been a mormon and I might find some of their acts horrendous, he might've said stupid homophobic stuff, the theory behind his book is so solid that we can judge these actions as having strayed from the principles he was enlightened enough to isolate and put into words. But as he said it, they are so vast that life isn't enough to fully understand and master them, which is why we must teach them to the next generations, so that they can continue perfecting them.
I was very low in life when this book landed in my hands. And with the help of it, I was able to change myself in ways I couldn't have hoped for. But to read this, you must at least be strong enough to discriminate against the pure principles he tries to transmit, and his own vision of them. But in his writings I get the feeling that he is intelligent enough to let people be their own judges. His own biais is only human, and if you understand that you won't hold him grief like some people I have seen, who rejected these principles solely on that. Their loss (and society's).
This book has material for years and years of deep reflexion and personal growth. I've been on this series for more than 10 years and I haven't finished, and I feel it's the only personal growth book I'll ever need. And once you start to make those principle yours, you will know how to apply them to your own thoughts and beliefs. Even if he's a very heteronormative and prude mormon and you're, say, a BDSM transsexual pagan. Trust me. This books tells you how to trust in yourself and build your own road.
I cried when he died. I wish I could've met him, even if I do believe we would've had a very hard time relating, because are values are too different.