Le Why café
In a small diner at a location so remote that it stands in the middle of the middle of nowhere, John-a man in a hurry-is at a literal and figurative crossroads. Intent only on refueling before moving along on his road trip, John finds sustenance of an entirely different kind: in addition to the specials of the day, the menu lists three questions that all diners are encoura...more
**Do not read this book if you don't want to be tempted by breakfast food that you can't have**
This is small, fast read. It's a quick "thinking" book that asks the reader to look at their daily life and really think about what they are living for.
Do I think this book does it job in helping people in their everyday struggles? Kinda, but not really.
This book does not straightforwardly tell you how to do something or make those life ch ...more
wobei mir das kein besonders guter Handel zu sein schien." S. 10
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Ein kleines Café mitten im Nirgendwo wird zum Wendepunkt im Leben von John, einem Werbemanager, der stets in Eile ist. Eigentlich will er nur kurz Rast machen, doch dann entdeckt er auf der Speisekarte neben dem Menü des Tages drei Fragen:
»Warum bist du hier?
Hast du Angst vor dem Tod?
Führst du ein erfülltes Leben?«
Wie seltsam - doch einmal ...more
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آدمهایی که هدف وجودیشان را نمیشناسند وقتشان را صرف کارهایی میکنند که به برآورده شدن هدف وجودشان کمک نمیکند.
موجهای مخالف زند ...more
I guess, it is a good books for some, it may not be liked as a book by everyone, it will appeal to many people in the right time of their life.
The traveler who stop to take a bite in the Why cafe asked to answer a questions about meaning of their life; I mean the questions are pointing reader to think about meaning of their life. By asking the questions to put them on a journey to find that meaning for themselves and find their fulfillment ...more
This was a short little read so I set myself right to it. John finds himself stuck in traffic, so he ventures off the highway only to get a bit lost. He happens upon a cafe called, "Why Are You Here Cafe". It is an old school kind of diner with the chrome fountain stools an red booths. It seems one only happens upon this cafe if and when they really need it. Like at a cross ...more
I loved how the supporting characters tell short stories that you can refer back to in your own life. Such as how Casey couldn't out-swim a Green Sea Turtle ...more
Whoever knows their purpose for existing has no need to read this book. But they will understand how important it is to find out the answer for that simple yet existential question: Why am I here?
I did not know my purpose before reading this book. I just lived an average life. Success was something which was "out there", which was said to important to achieve, and for which you ...more
John Strelecky shows you how to take a new direction in life by discovering your Purpose for Existing (PFE). By contemplating the three questions on the menu at The Why Cafe and discussing them with the chef/owner, the waitress ...more
Muchos dirán que es una novelita más de autoayuda, o que simplemente se usaron frases y conceptos ya usados hasta el hartazgo en forma de relato, pero lo cierto es que ¿Por Qué Estás Aquí? es una historia llena de significado, que puede que haya miles de personas allá afuera que desesperadamente estén necesitado un empujón para salir del bache emocional que -e inluyo físico- que implica no tener la respuesta ...more
Hast du Angst vor dem Tod?
Führst du ein erfülltes Leben?
Nachdem der viel beschäftigte Manager John sich verfahren hat, macht er in einem Café Rast, auf dessen Speisekarte er diese drei Fragen entdeckt. Das Buch beantwortet sie nicht für den Leser – es gibt aber einige interessante Denkanstöße dazu. Die Thematik ist nicht neu, insbesondere vermutlich nicht für die sogenannte „Generation Y“. Es geht auch nicht in die Tiefe, aber das erwarte ich auch gar nicht von einem solchen B ...more
The story is a typical esoteric story for people who never, I mean absolutely never thought about their life... A tree should have thought more about his life than the people who enjoy this book. The moral of the story is boring and could b ...more
Man įdomu ar pasižymi intelektu tie asmenys, kurių gyvenimus sugebėjo pakeisti ši knygelė. Joje rasite tokius klausimus ir atsakymus apie gyvenimo prasmę, kokius net vaikai sau užduoda, o čia sua ...more
The small stories and probing questions presented are great. One of the best ways this is carried is that throughout the book there is no "one size fits all" method. The author recognizes that different people have different needs, wants, and ways to carry those out. A lot is left to the readers' interpretation, which is one of the book's highest qualities.
The setting and i ...more
This sat on my bed-side table for a month, patiently waiting its turn to be read...I really enjoyed it, overall.
I still cannot believe that The Why Cafe really exists is some middle-of-nowhere place...but hey, if Strelecky says it does, than sure!
Strelecky finds this place as a result of an oil tanker turning over on the highway and he chooses to not stay in traffic for hours, but to turn around and find his ...more
I loved this book, I have to say that it really made me want to know why I’m here and what I can do with the time I have left. This is not a religious book, it is a philosophical book. Why? Why? Why are ...more
It takes advantage of a political climate that thinks we must be told what our morals are going to be.
It says nothing anyone with a moral compass and a brain hasn't figured out for themselves.
The idea that someone would find this book enlightening is more frightening than the thought that someone would find The Five People You Meet in Heaven refreshingly insightful.
The writing is below sub-par.
Here is all you need to prove what a ...more
It was an easy read, that’s for sure, but it was not a particularly enjoyable one- at least for me it wasn’t and I struggled to put my finger on why that was the case for quite a while. It might be due to the fact that it can’t really decide whether to be a short story, a motivational speec ...more