“What you hold in your hands is a handbook for living: it is an account of how the greatest minds have spoken to us on how to grow and prosper as flesh-and-blood human beings.”
“Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. Weak men create hard times.”
‘Just as in the parable of the boiling frog who does not perceive the gradual increase in the temperature of the water and is boiled alive, so we have by steady increments lost much of our liberty without realizing it. The works in this book cannot give that back; what they can do is to raise our consciousness of the many alternative paths we could have taken—and perhaps, if we have nerve enough, still can take.‘
Generativity is a uniquely accessible and wide-ranging account of what it is that makes us exceptional.
We are all in search of answers to the mystery of human achievement. Why do some people excel while others do not?