The Art of Being Unmistakable: A Collection of Essays About Making a Dent in The Universe
By Srinivas Rao (I bought the Kindle edition from Amazon in November 2013)
This book is quite short, but it’s a really good read. From the beginning, I noticed strong parallels with the concepts uncovered by Joseph Campbell as explained in the Finding Joe Movie, but it’s great to read Srinivas’ take on these issues. I enjoyed reading it and enjoyed a number of the quotes that Srinivas made (I’ll be noting some on them on the Quotes page). One example;
The system is not designed for this kind [of] behavior, but it’s only through a bit of intentional chaos we end up letting our imagination guide us to the places we might have never arrived.
It’s fairly high praise for this book that I add it to my list of “musts” for every teenager as they are trying to figure out how to become an adult. I recommend that every teenager;
- Watch the Finding Joe movie
- Read Caroline McHugh’s book – Never Not a Lovely Moon
- Watch Caroline’s talk – The Art of Being Yourself
- Read Srinivas’ book – The Art of Being Unmistakable
If teenagers could slow down enough to watch these and read these, and really absorb and reflect on these issues, they could really avoid a significant amount of heartache and trouble in their lives. I hope these messages get through to some teenagers.
Having said that, the messages are also good for adults who are struggling through life (everyone?). I’ve certainly found them useful.
Here’s a short interview of Srinivas by Glenn Beck – http://www.glennbeck.com/2013/10/30/glenn-talks-to-author-srinivas-rao-about-the-art-of-being-unmistakable/