In order to understand this book you have to look beyond its title “Sustainable History and the Dignity of Man: A Philosophy of History and Civilisational Triumph”. Otherwise you may feel it is too complicated to read and you will miss the best benefits of all that this author Dr. Nayef Al-Rodhan provides you in knowing in the end all is good, if you have the faith to believe. Of course all can be explained by science, with the background of this author he would have to preclude some of his thoughts through science, but if you throw in philosophy then it gets interesting because you can forecast different results. Man must not live beyond his means in the end.
This is a long time lesson that people have been trying to teach for years. You cannot take it with you and in the end the less you have in material items, the more you understand of the human spirit, the better fulfilled you will be as a human being and you will find the meaning of life through human touch and life. In the end there will be different cultures living together as there is today sharing most of the basic values and with each one keeping their own dignity. Through the sixteen chapters there are three areas or parts addressed and they are life, security and future. The reference material helps the reader with the glossary, the diagrams, and summary tables.
The one thing that stood out to me is the increase of awareness of our emotions that enhances our behavior making our relationships healthier and more fulfilling. In fact, we are creating our own history. You must read this book with an open mind and be able to explore and listen to others perceptions. The knowledge of being able to see all options presented in front of you and then moving forward will allow you to grow as an individual. It may take you some time to get through this book but read it with an open mind and you will find that you will enjoy this book.