This Journey Called Life

(Material for this essay comes from the books "Love" and "Personhood" by Leo F. Buscaglia, Ph.D., "The Road Less Traveled" By M. Scott Peck M.D. "How Good Do We Have To Be?" by Rabbi Harold S. Kushner)

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Welcome to this journey called life.

On this journey, we meet individuals from all walks of life who have found the secret to life and now wish to share it with us. Because it worked for them, they insist it'll work for the rest of us. What words will inspire me, move me from my depression to joy? Are these words any different from what I've read before? Or are they much the same, just labeled differently?

On this journey, we meet the piously religious who believe that no matter what life throws at us, God will deliver us. They insist only through "their" God, can you know peace and have meaning.

Are there no happy atheists and other nonbelievers?

God works through His people, those that adhere to His teachings - to love and to serve.

Sadly, this is the exception, not the rule. If it isn't the exception, then why are o