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Life Is a Fountain
My Ethical Will
by Michael F. Butchin View author's profile page

Overview


"Life Is a Fountain" is a captivating collection of meditative essays written upon quotes commonly attributed to Epicurus, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, and others. Also included is a collection of essays, reflecting the author's opinions on various subjects from popular culture, to politics, to religion, and similar relevant topics.
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Description


"Life Is a Fountain" is a captivating collection of meditative essays written upon quotes commonly attributed to Epicurus, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, and others. Also included is a collection of essays, reflecting the author's opinions on various subjects from popular culture, to politics, to religion, and similar relevant topics. The book is meant to be read as an "Ethical Will." An ethical will is a document that passes down lessons one has learned from Life, the ethical values acquired, advice, injunctions to the next generation, and sometimes personal reminiscences. Ethical wills are very personal, and are meant to be transmitted from one generation to the next. Rabbis and Jewish laypeople have composed ethical wills from ancient times, the forms and purposes changing over time; but the contemporary styles we recognize today were developed in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
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About the author


Michael F. Butchin is a Philadelphia native who grew up in South Jersey. He was born to a family of scholars, musicians, actors, and singers, and attended Rutgers University, New Brunswick, from which he graduated with a degree in Chinese Language and Literature. He also attended graduate school, where he read for Early Childhood Education. After graduation, Butchin lived in Taiwan for several years, where he worked as a kindergarten and Pre-K teacher during the day, and as an ESOL instructor at night. He has also traveled extensively in China. A survivor of abuse, Butchin took refuge in music and literature. Over the years, he has spent much of his life amongst a fascinating variety of unconventional and bohemian characters.
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Book details

Genre:PHILOSOPHY

Subgenre:Ethics & Moral Philosophy

Language:English

Pages:170

Format:Paperback

eBook ISBN:9781736323854

Paperback ISBN:9781736323847


Overview


"Life Is a Fountain" is a captivating collection of meditative essays written upon quotes commonly attributed to Epicurus, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, and others. Also included is a collection of essays, reflecting the author's opinions on various subjects from popular culture, to politics, to religion, and similar relevant topics.

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Description


"Life Is a Fountain" is a captivating collection of meditative essays written upon quotes commonly attributed to Epicurus, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, and others. Also included is a collection of essays, reflecting the author's opinions on various subjects from popular culture, to politics, to religion, and similar relevant topics. The book is meant to be read as an "Ethical Will." An ethical will is a document that passes down lessons one has learned from Life, the ethical values acquired, advice, injunctions to the next generation, and sometimes personal reminiscences. Ethical wills are very personal, and are meant to be transmitted from one generation to the next. Rabbis and Jewish laypeople have composed ethical wills from ancient times, the forms and purposes changing over time; but the contemporary styles we recognize today were developed in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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About the author


Michael F. Butchin is a Philadelphia native who grew up in South Jersey. He was born to a family of scholars, musicians, actors, and singers, and attended Rutgers University, New Brunswick, from which he graduated with a degree in Chinese Language and Literature. He also attended graduate school, where he read for Early Childhood Education. After graduation, Butchin lived in Taiwan for several years, where he worked as a kindergarten and Pre-K teacher during the day, and as an ESOL instructor at night. He has also traveled extensively in China. A survivor of abuse, Butchin took refuge in music and literature. Over the years, he has spent much of his life amongst a fascinating variety of unconventional and bohemian characters.
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