I spent the better part of yesterday and this morning reading All’s Well by John Lefebvre. Ever heard of him? Or read any of his works? It’s the first I’ve heard of him, and I got to read a book he’s written that explores humanity.
About the book:
In All’s Well. Where Thou Art Earth and Why, entrepreneur and philanthropist John Lefebvre blends philosophy, metaphysics and ethics into an original, lyrical meditation on our place in the Universe, and how short the distance we have come compared to the way before us.
Lefebvre suggests that—at our core—we are the Universe’s vessels of consciousness, astonishment and love. With this up-sizing of the human condition, Lefebvre argues that the United States’ founding principles form the correct basis for Universal Rights and Responsibilities, including the rights to:
Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness Access to food, clothing and shelter Access to the tools of self-improvement, to health care, basic capital, and justice The Right to a Healthy Environment
The trouble is that these rights are not, nor have they ever been, universal. And they come with dire responsibility. The Responsibility of Freedom is to assure all others have every right, fully as well.
My take on it:
There is a phrase in this book that stood out for me:
“Wells have water in them, but the water is not something the well creates or owns.”
I could describe this book as philosophical, and even just trying to pin it down does not do it justice, because never before have I come across a book that explores consciousness, goodness and freedom.
There is this belief that there are higher powers, a certain level that man has attained or resides in that sets us apart from all the other species…and in reading this book, John Lefebvre demystifies these misconceptions.
It’s an engaging read and if you get your hands on it, I hope you love chapter four, “The Higher Trusts,” as much as I did. Thanks Netgalley for the eARC, this book is a great conversation generator.
Know more about the book: visit the author’s website here