The Cynical Idealist

The Cynical Idealist

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A radio playlist could easily follow John Lennona€™s qMind Gamesq with qDo Ya Think Ia€™m Sexy.q But comparing the two, it becomes obvious that Lennon had more in common with the great thinkers of any age than with the songwriters who were his contemporaries. Cynical Idealist reveals, for the first time, the spiritual odyssey of this extraordinary man. Out of a turbulent life, from his troubled, working-class childhood throughout his many roles a€” Beatle, peace advocate, social activist, househusband a€” Lennon managed to fashion a philosophy that elevates the human spirit and encourages people to work, individually and collectively, toward a better world. Like Socrates, Lennon wanted to stimulate people to think for themselves. qThere aina€™t no guru who can see through your eyes, q he sings in qI Found Out.q Cynical Idealist beautifully articulates this and the other lessons John Lennon passed along through his songs and through the example of his life.All Ph.D.a#39;s, they had undertaken a series of controversial experiments at Harvard University to investigate the effects of psychedelic stimulants on themselves and student volunteers, and the book was written as a manual on how to conductanbsp;...

Title:The Cynical Idealist
Author:Gary Tillery
Publisher:Quest Books - 2012-12-13


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