The next book I read, was The Constant Choice: An Everyday Journey From Evil Toward Good by Peter Georgescu and it was published by Greenleaf Book Group Press
The NetGalley page has this description
We live in a most challenging time. Many of us struggle, emotionally, ethically, and spiritually. We seem headed toward less compassion and consideration, failing to overcome that basic instinct that often leads to evil in human behaviorâ€”self-preservation at all costs. Yet within each of us a new future is stirring. We can become better people and build a better world by opting for good over evilâ€”one choice at a time.Â In The Constant Choice, Peter Georgescu offers a gripping narrative of his journey from childhood captivity in a Romanian labor camp to his role as CEO of the world-renowned advertising agency Young & Rubicam. His traumatic youthâ€”his parentsâ€™ exile from their homeland, his grandfatherâ€™s murder in prison, his neighborsâ€™ betrayal of one anotherâ€”led to a lifelong struggle to grasp humanityâ€™s moral nature. Despite his conviction when he arrived on American soil that he had reached the land of the good, he discovered a more subtle evil at work all around him. Yet he also thrived through the generosity of one benefactor after another. Goodness, he found, isnâ€™t inherent; it evolves from daily choice.Â Through decades of reflection on human behavior, as well as philosophical and spiritual exploration, Peter arrived at a new perspective on the significance of our habitual choices. Every decision we make alters our biological nature, for better or worseâ€”a model that has been confirmed by recent science.Â The Constant Choice reveals a path for changing who we are and the future of humanity. Itâ€™s up to each of us to become activists for good.
I found it to be a fascinating read, about as the author puts it “the constant choice” of choosing to do good, or evil, and it is told through his own life story, growing up in Romania being forced to work as a child, and discovering his own faith as an adult.Â This book is unlike any book I have ever read, and is an interesting view of the world itself, and the idea that good people can chose to do evil. It’s also a journey of spirituality from the author’s own perspective.
I love the way the story is told,Â and the author’s honesty, he admits it’s the story as he remembers it. We know that memory fades over time, and a “true story” is usually told from memory, and always from the author’s own perspective which is clouded by one’s own life experiences also.
I would highly recommend this book to others to read, and I already have.Â When I have a chance, I will certainly read it again, I have no doubt in my mind!
I know these are short,Â I’m trying to review these as a reader, not as a critic, I enjoy reading just for the sake of reading, as both entertainment, and to learn. You can learn a lot from the lives of other people, and their own perspectives, maybe, some of it becomes part of you, and you become a better person for it.Â I love to learn, I never stop trying to learn, like the author of this book does, I just don’t get out and travel as much, but then I am not, nor have I been the CEO of a big marketing firm either.