The main purpose of the book is to help people open their minds to discover a simple and logical understanding of life. The book is an unconventional look at life and many aspects of life from an engineering perspective, which can vary substantially from the accepted paradigms, including scientific, religious, and even educational paradigms. The reason it is different is that an engineer must include all information and facts available when designing something for public usage. If, in designing something important, facts or information is overlooked or not considered and then something goes wrong, the engineer is open to a lawsuit. Accepted paradigms are often based upon the majority of the evidence or upon old theories and often ignore pertinent new information and facts. As Irving Stone wrote, “It takes more than logic and clear-cut thinking to overcome the inertia of dogma and established thought.
The basics of life arrived at in this book are applicable regardless religious beliefs, regardless of evolution or creation, regardless of education or intelligence, regardless of wealth, regardless of the existence of alien beings, and regardless of so many other controversial issues.
The book is divided into specific parts. The first part of the book looks at how we function mentally and how that affects what we think, do, and say. It is not the most interesting reading but it is important to understand. A critical aspect covered is the concept of thought reality. As we are exposed to the world we each develop our own concept of what is important to us. It is called thought reality. It may be considered opinion to some people, but to most people, thought reality forms the basis for all they do and say. People live based upon what is real to them.
The second part, titled Concept in Reality, is more intellectually interesting as it gets into concepts and happenings which go beyond physical nature. Among other things it also looks at reasons to believe in an independent consciousness and the possibility of re-incarnation.
The third part looks at various aspects of life in ways they have not always been thought about, but which are important to understand. Two important concepts covered are Control and Acceptance and how these affect our lives. It also looks at such things as religion, relationships, and health. The chapters on religion look at religion as a subject, not as something that must be believed.
The fourth part addresses what is helpful in making changes in life. Although much of the information presented in part four is based upon common sense and much presented in other literature, the book points out some new thoughts about changes in life.
The last chapter looks at developing basics for simplifying how we look at life. They are developed utilizing all information and facts about live. They are not limited to physical reality as physical reality cannot explain much of what has been observed and recorded.
The end notes presented are important to the book and in some cases present information that has either be ignored or purposely avoided.