There are few books that are life changers. This is one of those books. This book makes you want to be better. It really puts into perspective the consumerism and lack of forgiveness that exist in our culture. Also, I feel we have become more partially present instead of being where we are. The three things I want to do better having read this are 1- Be interested in whomever I am speaking with and show them I am all there. 2- Be more cognizant of my emotions and quicker to forgive other who offend me. 3- Live each day like it is the last (talk to the bird). Highly recommended. This is a must read if you have any desire to be a better person.