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The Whys Way to Success and Happiness

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This "ultimate how-to book" will show you how to find answers, be confident, improve your memory, master your emotions, reach your goals, solve your problems, be creative, persuade people, and raise terrific children. All that in one book? Sure. This book gives you the basic method for figuring out WHY things happen and WHY things are the way they are. With its entertaining stories, fundamental insights, easily-learned, practical skills, and step-by-step instructions, you can start making your life better right now.

158 pages, Paperback

First published September 30, 2015

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Betsy Speicher

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August 30, 2017
Simple, Profound, Instructive, Powerful

Speicher’s theme is that the Whys Way is not difficult. We can learn to think for ourselves and help children learn as well. Influenced by the writings of Ayn Rand, Speicher explains finding the Why of Things, from mechanics to emotions, and avoiding confusion. She develops seemingly simple examples to reveal fundamentals and explanations for living and learning. Especially enlightening for teens, perhaps, there is much to benefit everyone.

Seemingly obvious, the Why of everything is found in Causes, from physics to personal issues. But the nature of a given Cause is often confused. Speicher describes the common confusion of David Hume, which has influenced so many for 200 years. She illustrates that Causes are better understood as the Characteristics of the acting Thing, rather than as the stimuli received. What is the key to a ball rolling? That it is pushed or that it is round?

Of course, there is no end to Whys, unless you have an adequately stated Purpose. Speicher walks the reader through many examples for many aspects of living and problem solving, giving the reader techniques and practice along the way. Dealing with anxiety and guilt, the two aspects of self-esteem, persuading others, conflicts of purpose, guiding children, etc.

The Why Way is learning to see what Characteristics of what Things constitute the Cause of an Effect. Then dealing Logically with those Characteristics for a Purpose. Simple? But have you identified Characteristics properly? Defined the Purpose adequately? Verified Logic? Used a mental Reality Test? All are really common sense behaviors, once understood, becoming habits.
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