Thumos is onboarding for humanity. Onboarding is the mechanism through which new members of an organization acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviors to become effective organizational insiders. When the organization is humanity as a whole, its onboarding process is spelled out by this book. Thumos is a necessary book for every member of our humanity. It is an imperative book for leaders, managers, and teachers.
Thumos is indispensable for every student as it, without resorting to gimmickry, gives a direct, practical, and cogent answer to the most basic questions in life, for example, on adulthood, love, and collaboration. This brand-new knowledge is especially necessary for those in pursuit of Emotional Prosperity and Lifespan Productivity™, i.e. for those who value the potential abundance of desirable emotions in life as well as how big the difference we could make for the world.
Because neither autonomy, which means freedom of direction, nor self-sufficiency, which means aid-less survival, could bring about adulthood; independence, which means self-sufficient autonomy, could not either. “Moving up in life does not make us adults. Graduating at the end of primary or secondary school, or even university does not make us adults. Having a job does not make us adults. Self-sufficiency does not make us adults. Marriage does not make us adults, especially in an arranged marriage. Having a child does not make us adults. Many children do not become adults when they give birth and have their first child, especially with a teenage pregnancy. Age does not make us adults.” This book shows us what it takes to become a true, proper adult.
“A grilled cheese sandwich is a dish that requires at least two elements, bread and cheese. Without either element, we cannot make the dish. Likewise, if your action did not include all the elements of love, then you did not love properly.” This book gives us “a direct, practical, and cogent answer to the following questions without resorting to gimmickry: what is love? What is it made of; how does it work; is there an expected outcome; how do we discharge the power of love; who does or does not love me; who do I love?”
“The totality of your perspectives and beliefs is your paradigm. It is your gestalt of concepts, each of which is a mental formulation for use on a broad scale. It evolves over time as it is slowly influenced by outside perspectives that are provided by other people, which at first includes your parents, then books and your society at large. When the influence takes place quickly, it causes a radical change to your paradigm and makes you have a paradigm shift. This will happen to you when you read” this book, a truly groundbreaking gift for humanity.