The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die
You have limited time on this planet, yet unlimited choices about how to spend
that time. How will you live? What really matters? When you reach the end of your days
will you think "I wish I had...? Dr. John Izzo posed these very questions, and many
more, to people with a lifetime of experience: our elders.
He interviewed more than 300 elders with a combined 18,000 years of experience.
What did they learn? What did they think is truly important? What do they wish they'd
learned sooner? Their answers may surprise you.
An old Navajo told his grandson: "Inside each of us there is a fight between two
wolves. One wolf is evil. It is the wolf of anger, envy, greed, arrogance, resentment,
superiority, fear of admitting that what has been said by others might be the truth,
fear of walking in others moccasins, and seeing reality through their lives.
The other wolf is good. It is the wolf of joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility,
kindness, empathy, caring for others who have not always been perfect, and willingness
to forgive others."
The grandson thought about it and asked: "But grandfather, which wolf wins?"
His grandfather replied: "The wolf that you choose to feed."
Reader Scott J says, "Wouldn't anyone do well to sit down with a few hundred people
who have already lived life well and ask them for their advice? That's what the author
and his staff did, and now you can read it like I did and glean from the wisdom of the
aged. This book was recommended to me by an exceptionally wise man I met by
chance on a shirt weekend trip. I'm glad he did recommend it and have given several
copies to friends."