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An inspirational handbook introduces a series of paradoxical commandments that encourage readers to discover a personal meaning and true happiness in their lives, regardless of whether or not they achieve "success," by doing what is right and good and true. 150,000 first printing.

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As the story goes, author Kent M. Keith was a sophomore at Harvard University in the 1960s when he first wrote "The Paradoxical Commandments," a manifesto about doing good in a crazy, ungrateful world. These commandments are the basis of his repackaged and expanded book Anyway. Since his Harvard days, Keith''s commandments have taken on a life of their own. They have been quoted by the Boy Scouts of America and written on inspirational office memos, classroom handouts, and Internet sites around the world. They have even been discovered in Mother Teresa''s children''s home in Calcutta. Now Keith has stepped forward to explain his commandments and speak to his credo for doing "the right thing." Readers will probably recognize the commandments:

1. People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway.
2. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway.
3. If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.
4. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
5. Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.
6. The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds. Think big anyway.
7. People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs. Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
8. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.
9. People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway.
10. Give the world the best you have and you''ll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway.

No doubt about it--these are provocative and encouraging statements, reminding us that there are no guarantees or tangible rewards for doing good in the world. Each commandment gets its own chapter, where Keith elaborates on the theme with personal anecdotes, famous stories, and advice. Though Keith is obviously a gifted and wise leader, the words and explanations surrounding each commandment often feel like overkill. As in Robert Fulghum''s All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, these guidelines ultimately make a better poster than a book. Even so, fans of the original "Paradoxical Commandments" will certainly enjoy meeting the voice and integrity of the man behind the words. --Gail Hudson

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Kent M. Keith earned his B.A. from Harvard and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford and Waseda University in Tokyo. He holds a law degree as well as a doctorate in education. Keith has served in the cabinet of the governor of Hawaii, and has also been an attorney and a university president. Currently, he is the senior vice-president of Development and Communications for the YMCA of Honolulu.

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Carol Ann Whitfield
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Filled with encouragement and wisdom on a very fundamental level.
Reviewed in the United States on February 17, 2018
A totally lovely book in all respects. An easy read and good reminder of what it means to give life our very best in spite of the difficult circumstances we often must deal with. I have given this book several times as an encouragement to others and also for graduations.... See more
A totally lovely book in all respects. An easy read and good reminder of what it means to give life our very best in spite of the difficult circumstances we often must deal with. I have given this book several times as an encouragement to others and also for graduations. I reread it from time to time when I need a little pep talk myself.
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I really needed this book!
Reviewed in the United States on December 3, 2015
Love this book and its transformational messages. I have been experiencing great sadness and stress from my relationships with two of my adult children and this book gave me perspective. I recommend this book for anyone who is experiencing problems in their relationships.... See more
Love this book and its transformational messages. I have been experiencing great sadness and stress from my relationships with two of my adult children and this book gave me perspective. I recommend this book for anyone who is experiencing problems in their relationships. It gives new perspective and if you let it, it can be transformational.
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The only life-instruction book you''ll ever need.
Reviewed in the United States on August 10, 2017
A life-changing book. It will be the only book you''ll refer to when you hit one of life''s little/big bumps. Fascinating wisdom that has universal appeal, that was written by the author when he was rather young. Goes to show you: some remarkable things can come out of youth,... See more
A life-changing book. It will be the only book you''ll refer to when you hit one of life''s little/big bumps. Fascinating wisdom that has universal appeal, that was written by the author when he was rather young. Goes to show you: some remarkable things can come out of youth, Not always, but for this reason, exceptional.
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Reviewed in the United States on February 29, 2020
Love this book! Came quickly. Wish it had the Anyway insert but that''s ok. Book came in great condition.
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Reviewed in the United States on September 23, 2016
I was somewhat disappointed in this little book. I don''t know what I was expecting, but this wasn''t it. I didn''t care for the examples or scenarios that the author used to describe the paradoxical commandments. They seemed somewhat shallow to me.
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Anyway - The Paradoxical Commandments.
Reviewed in the United States on January 16, 2018
What more can be said of this amazing book and Kent M. Keith''s story. BUY THIS BOOK! No matter what your particular beliefs, you''ll be changed forever.
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Anyway is one of the best books on the market
Reviewed in the United States on January 12, 2015
Anyway is one of the best books on the market. I read it years ago and it changed my life. I am often involved in projects when I suddenly realize that something in this little book has influenced me. So it''s natural to want everyone I know to buy one. I have given... See more
Anyway is one of the best books on the market. I read it years ago and it changed my life. I am often involved in projects when I
suddenly realize that something in this little book has influenced me. So it''s natural to want everyone I know to buy one. I have given away
probably between 25-30 of these great little books for gifts. My friends usually say, "Why have I never known about this book?"
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This Book is Life Changing
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 12, 2014
Ok.. Now allow me to be honest wtih you. I can be a lazy sod... especially when leavning feedback. Too often I have intentions.. but laziness stops me.. HOWEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This book Deserves.. my time, my effort, my patience to give my TRUE feedback. SO HOLD THE PRESS...See more
Ok.. Now allow me to be honest wtih you. I can be a lazy sod... especially when leavning feedback. Too often I have intentions.. but laziness stops me.. HOWEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This book Deserves.. my time, my effort, my patience to give my TRUE feedback. SO HOLD THE PRESS STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND LISTEN UP HEAR YE... HEAR YE... HEAR YE OMG...! Just received the book and have read it in half a day, well to be precise 1 1/2hours!!! calculating I read it en route to work (train), read whilst walking to catch the tube, and OMG even took a lunch break to READ the rest... UNHEARD OF!! I have finished the book, because I couldn''t put it down. WHAT I LIKED and YOU MAY TOO It''s about A5 size and not overly think so can slip into a large coat pocket. It isn''t heavy to carry. Ok... So I bought this book because I have heard of these ANYWAY wordings you know... "People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-entered.... Love them Anyway" and so on and so on... Now... OMG... the author Dr kent, as written in a such an easy to read way and at points I laughed at one point I almost cried... wait to you read the story between pages 77 and 82... I won''t spoil it... But mostly I was saying.. OMG.. so true.. so true... This book is captivating.. I nearly rushed read the ending because I was eager to leave feedback so everyone gets a piece of this book. All I can say, if you think or considering buying it... If you are disappointed I would refund your money lol.. (ok ok not literally) but I''m that confident... unless you have a complete and utter screw loose I cannot fail to see why anyone wouldn''t like this book. I am about to go over it again... If I could say BLOODY HELL... what an amazing BOOK! Life changing... I will endeavour to do better and I hope this feedback encourages at least one fellow soul to get it and hopefully will inspire and change your life. Ok, I''ll stop yapping on now, don''t want to bore you. GET IT!
Ok.. Now allow me to be honest wtih you.
I can be a lazy sod... especially when leavning feedback.
Too often I have intentions.. but laziness stops me.. HOWEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This book Deserves.. my time, my effort, my patience to give my TRUE feedback.

SO HOLD THE PRESS
STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND LISTEN UP
HEAR YE... HEAR YE... HEAR YE

OMG...!
Just received the book and have read it in half a day, well to be precise 1 1/2hours!!! calculating I read it en route to work (train), read whilst walking to catch the tube, and OMG even took a lunch break to READ the rest... UNHEARD OF!!

I have finished the book, because I couldn''t put it down.
WHAT I LIKED and YOU MAY TOO

It''s about A5 size and not overly think so can slip into a large coat pocket. It isn''t heavy to carry.
Ok... So I bought this book because I have heard of these ANYWAY wordings you know...

"People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-entered.... Love them Anyway"
and so on and so on...

Now... OMG... the author Dr kent, as written in a such an easy to read way and at points I laughed at one point I almost cried... wait to you read the story between pages 77 and 82... I won''t spoil it...
But mostly I was saying.. OMG.. so true.. so true...
This book is captivating.. I nearly rushed read the ending because I was eager to leave feedback so everyone gets a piece of this book.

All I can say, if you think or considering buying it... If you are disappointed I would refund your money lol.. (ok ok not literally) but I''m that confident... unless you have a complete and utter screw loose I cannot fail to see why anyone wouldn''t like this book.

I am about to go over it again...
If I could say BLOODY HELL... what an amazing BOOK!

Life changing... I will endeavour to do better and I hope this feedback encourages at least one fellow soul to get it and hopefully will inspire and change your life.

Ok, I''ll stop yapping on now, don''t want to bore you.

GET IT!
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 7, 2015
Loved it.
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Great book!!
Reviewed in Canada on August 26, 2013
I love the style of the book. It really spoke to me :) I would recommend it to anyone that feels they fight an uphill battle due to values that they have versus what they see or feel at work.
I love the style of the book. It really spoke to me :)
I would recommend it to anyone that feels they fight an uphill battle due to values that they have versus what they see or feel at work.
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Une ligne de "belle" vie
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Comment vivre bien, sans être détourné de son chemin pour s''élever et atteindre le confort vrai de la vie
Comment vivre bien, sans être détourné de son chemin pour s''élever et atteindre le confort vrai de la vie
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