Tuesday, October 1, 2013

How to Ruin Your Life by 30

"I want to ruin my life by the time I turn 30."

Most teenagers and 20-somethings would never say it that way. More often what they say is:

"I just want to have fun,"


"I just want to be happy."

They have bought into the old "If it feels good, do it" philosophy of western culture. Unfortunately, that translates into acting without any regard for consequences beyond immediate gratification.

In his book, How To Ruin Your Life By 30, author Steve Farrar lays out nine easy steps one can take to achieve a dysfunctional life by the end of 3 decades. If, however, one is interested in not having a life in shambles, Farrar offers some great advice. Addressing topics such as purpose, vocation, spirituality, sex, relationships, and education, he challenges readers to consider the power of their choices and to choose wisely.

This book is ideal for high school and college students (perhaps as a graduation gift), and could easily be used to facilitate conversations between parents and children or as a discussion guide for student small groups.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review.

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