Personhood: The Art of Being Fully Human



Personhood: The Art of Being Fully HumanIn His Warm, Inviting, And Inclusive, Style, Bestselling Author Leo Buscaglia Manages To Bring A Vision Of The World Together Within His Warm Embrace Sharing The Stories Of His Travels And His Encounters With People All Over The World, Buscaglia Reminds Us That We Are All People Who Have The Potential To Share Ourselves With Ourselves As Well As Others A Lover Of Life And People, Buscaglia S Insight Into Our Hearts And Souls, His Reassurance As To Our Essential Good Natures, Is A Much Needed Reminder Of Our Connectedness To One And All Table Of Contents Foreword Introduction Chapter I The Start Chapter II The Stages Of Growth Toward Full Humanness The Fully Functioning Infant And Child The Fully Functioning Adolescent The Fully Functioning Mature Person The Fully Functioning Intimate Person The Fully Functioning Old Person Chapter III Some Vital Views On The Fully Functioning Person The Way Of Taoism The Way Of Confucianism The Way Of Buddhism The Way Of Hinduism The Way Of Islam The Way Of Judaism The Way Of Christianity Chapter IV Growing As The Fully Functioning Person The Role Of Death The Role Of Self Determination The Role Of Connectiveness The Role Of Purpose The Role Of Communication The Role Of Doubt And Spirituality The Role Of Frustration And Pain The Role Of Intimacy And Love Chapter V The Challenge Of Your Fully Functioning Personhood Special Features Personhood

known as Dr Love Dr Felice Leonardo Buscaglia Ph.D was a professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Southern California He was a graduate of Theodore Roosevelt High School Los Angeles.Leo Buscaglia authored a number of New York Times bestselling inspirational books on love and human reticences on the subject, including The Fall of Freddie the Leaf, Bus 9 to Paradise, Living Loving and Learning, Love and My Father In lectures he often protested, in outrage at the comparative absence of writings on the subject, I got the copyright for love

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  • Paperback
  • 160 pages
  • Personhood: The Art of Being Fully Human
  • Leo F. Buscaglia
  • English
  • 03 March 2017
  • 0449901998

10 thoughts on “Personhood: The Art of Being Fully Human

  1. Gregory says:

    I read this book while in college.It seems I read a lot of things in college that weren t quite related to college itself.come to think of it, I believ I got a better education from all of my extra curricular reading than the college course material itself.But, this book was as all of Leo Buscaglia s books are insightful, insrpiring, funny, and some times even somber.This book in many ways helped me to feel validated as an individual with much to offer.

  2. Lori Frieden says:

    This book changed my life I read it when I was 18 and again just recently It s simply written, not overly intellectual or indulgent It s a short, quick read that I highly recommend.

  3. Sharon says:

    In this book, Leo Buscaglia attempts to offer an historic view of the ethical principles that have guided our humanity He believes that everyone is responsible through their own uniqueness for completing a portion of a vast universal canvas Full actualization of the world, therefore, depends on one s self actualization Consequently, the greatest challenge to all people is to work at being fully human.

  4. Jonny says:

    This was literally one of the hardest books I ve ever had to read I m not exactly sure why that is I ve no doubt that most of it has to do with my own self and how challenging this book is to the way my mind tends to think But I also think that there is something.off about this book that I can t quite adequately explain But I ll try.To give a frame of reference, I came into reading this after loving a few key quotes from Buscaglia ever since I was a teenager They were sometimes tragic, b This was literally one of the hardest books I ve ever had to read I m not exactly sure why that is I ve no doubt that most of it has to do with my own self and how challenging this book is to the way my mind tends to think But I also think that there is something.off about this book that I can t quite adequately explain But I ll try.To give a frame of reference, I came into reading this after loving a few key quotes from Buscaglia ever since I was a teenager They were sometimes tragic, but always beautiful It gave me a sense that Buscaglia knew what it felt like to be someone who feels deeply specifically, who feels badly deeply.But this book did not give me that impression The hardest quote for me to read was I cannot understand why, given a choice between joy and despair, people will so often choose despair My daily experiences bring me into contact with individuals who seem totally lifeless and frighteningly apathetic Most disturbing is their complete disrespect for their personhood He follows this spending a paragraph withdetail about said people, in a tone that I swear sounds almost bitter.This was only a few pages in to the book I was expecting understanding, not literally a quote that says I don t understand and an accusation that people CHOOSE despair And I know that I m coming at this from a perspective that may be the minority diagnosed depression but the tone of the book just was not one of hope And part of that is my perfectionism my tendency to compare myself to some golden standard which usually doesn t have words But this book, to me, instead of being inspiring, was just that golden standard actually given words for my perfectionism to beat myself over the head with It was not written with a tone of this is how we experience life , it s literally written by starting many chapters off with Fully functioning persons are ____.But on top of that, I do want to circle back around to the depression mental illness thing, since that s.well, me, and give a quote that was towards the end of the book No one and nothing can depress us or cause us pain if we choose not to have it so There s no deeper meaning to this statement Buscaglia s basic premise for most things can be summarized with the quote from How I Met Your Mother When I get sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead So yeah, it s not my jam I can t say it s garbage, but the sheer fact that most times I could only read a few pages before feeling emotionally and physically worse kind of necessitates me personally giving it a no , just in general

  5. Lily says:

    I was hoping for a pleasant and humanistic little sweetie given the title, but instead I got pretty simplistic drivel about complex things, outdated explanations of world religions, and some pretty corny, cheesy stories I did appreciate his explanation of his childhood in a loving, big, generous, generational Italian family, as I can relate While there is a small amount of wisdom in this book, it s buried in rather silly and boring sentiments.

  6. Elham Taghavimehr says:

    Inspiring words, I love such books.It makes me feel fresh Strive every day to become fully YOU this message is quintessential Buscaglia At his very best in The Art of Being Fully Human, Leo will uplift and invigorate you with his heartwarming spontaneity, his challenge to follow your dreams, and his inspiration to take new risks

  7. Christina Harper says:

    This is my 1st book of Leo Buscaglia, although I have seen several quotes of his from past readings I enjoyed the majority of the book I skimmed the section on religions due to to the fact I already have a strong faith but I understood understand that many religions have a common thread of acceptance and personal responsibility to change.I thought it got wordy but he is an educator professor so it s par for the style It a few great insights into parenting p.38 39, the role of doubt uncertai This is my 1st book of Leo Buscaglia, although I have seen several quotes of his from past readings I enjoyed the majority of the book I skimmed the section on religions due to to the fact I already have a strong faith but I understood understand that many religions have a common thread of acceptance and personal responsibility to change.I thought it got wordy but he is an educator professor so it s par for the style It a few great insights into parenting p.38 39, the role of doubt uncertainty p.115 117 was my favorite, and many great purpose accountability observations throughout book.It was an enjoyable read with a few memeorable nuggets that I shall use in my coaching practice

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