How to be better people in a narcissistic world.
The basis for a 21st century ethics can be found in the teachings of wise men and women who, since ancient times, have reflected on how to overcome fatality and live a virtuous life, in which transcendent projects prevail over immediate desires.
Author of El retorno de los chamanes, a map to political sanity in an increasingly polarized world, Victor Lapuente leaves aside the analysis of the challenges facing society to focus on those of a lost and anguished individual in the era of the selfie. With a clear style, combining historical anecdotes and didactic examples, he sets about rescuing the gems of these classical thinkers and proposing an ethics that is equal to the challenges we face.
No fan of self-help guides and miracle solutions, Lapuente defends the need to take the most demanding path to achieve personal balance: the one that requires questioning ourselves and pushes us to rebel against laziness, vanity and victimhood. His Decalogue of the Good Citizen proposes ten rules that are summarized in the need to face up to a weight that, rather than crushing us, lifts us above the void.
Ten rules for living in an increasingly narcissistic world.