Living Well: An Ethics Guide for Adolescents and Adults

Andrew Piekarski
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This booklet is a guide for those seeking a consistent approach to leading an ethical life, without resorting to religious dogmas or unintelligible philosophies. It is built on the thoughts of great thinkers throughout the ages, but presented in easy-to-follow manner. The original version was written for my teenage children.
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Andrew is retired, after a career in international IT sales and marketing.  He lives in Toronto, Canada, and is married with two adopted children.  He describes himself as a typical Canadian: born in Scotland, raised in England, of Polish and Russian origin, lived and worked in three countries.

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Andrew Piekarski
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Published on
Jul 22, 2014
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Pages
30
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Language
English
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Genres
Body, Mind & Spirit / General
Body, Mind & Spirit / Inspiration & Personal Growth
Philosophy / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
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