Book Review: “The Road less Travelled” by M. Scott Peck

road less travelled

This is one of the most helpful and enlightening books I have read in a very long time. And it is not like other self-help books: this one is actually very easy to read and not boring.

Someone lent me this book when I was feeling very down and going through a personal crisis. (actually I’m still going through a crisis).

The only possible problem with this book is that it is full of the truth… and the truth really hurts sometimes. But if you are going through a personal crisis you have to face the truth if you want to get better. And the truth is that life is pain and suffering and the sooner you accept that life isn’t really that hard anymore. The book teaches about discipline and what love really is.

One very revealing thing that I learned is that the reason we don’t get better is because we are lazy. If we face the truth it means we are taking responsibility for our problems … and it is so much easier to blame someone else.

Well, maybe you should read the book. Dr Peck explains it better than me.

Back cover:

The new Psychology of Love, Traditional Love and Spiritual Growth

Confronting and solving problems is a painful process which most of us attempt to avoid. And the very avoidance results in greater pain and an inability to grow both mentally and spiritually.

Drawing heavily on his own professional experience, Dr M. Scott Peck suggests ways in which facing our difficulties – and suffering through the changes – can enable us to reach a higher level of self-understanding. He discusses the nature of loving relationships: how to recognise true compatibility, how to distinguish dependency from love, how to become one’s own person, and how to be a more sensitive parent.

Published: 1978

Rating: 5/5



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