"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.