The Humans

The Humans by Matt Haig
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Thoroughly enjoyable, kind and forgiving exploration of the human experience, at the same time cleverly and humorously crossing the growing chasm of our time, from the sterile,  confined, rational/logical ‘Church of Reason’ (Rob Pirsig in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance), to the messy and chaotic world of  experience or existence (‘Quality’ in Zen & MM). It is my hope that people try some of the many points of advice. Some seem very clichéd, but of course, they are that way because they hold some human truth that lies beyond the words. They need us to suspend our cynicism, to reflect and to act, even if the act appears meaningless. Matt Haig and Rob Pirsig have both been ‘there and back again’. Interesting reference to RD Laing and contemporaries. So – listen to the Beach Boys – nothing to lose. (Brian Wilson has also been there and back again . . .)

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