Robert Pokorski Same Same but Different

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Most of us think we hold the only true beliefs about religion, politics, complex social issues, and the best way to live a happy and fulfilling life. And for good reason. It s taken a lifetime of experiences, mistakes, religious faith, and advanced education to reach the overwhelming and emotionally convincing feeling of knowing that we have today. If only it were that simple. In Dr. Robert Poskorski s breakout book, Same Same, But Different, he shares his unique and refreshing perspective on beliefs, happiness, and the elements of a meaningful life. Us-ing an eclectic mix of stories culled from his rich life experiences, including decades of international travel, he both entertains and challenges readers. Pokorski explains that our beliefs are far from the certainty we imagine. We are better off if we set down our burdens, even if a steep price was already paid. After spending much of his life becoming a doctor, Pokorski left clinical medicine because it wasn t how he wanted to live. He adopted the Buddhist philosophy of the Middle Way that has strongly influenced his life. Today Po-korski passionately advocates a worldview where everyone s beliefs are nearer to the cen-ter than the extremes. Pokorski s inspirational message of tolerance and hope is a welcome change from the nar-row-minded ideology and extremism that plague today s social discourse and international relations. Same Same, But Different concludes with six strategies on how to become a bet-ter believer on an emotional, spiritual, and intellectual level. Chief among his recommen-dations is that we think long and hard about how we d see the world if we could step away from our age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, nationality, occupation, reli-gion, and political views. As our mind begins to think differently more broadly, more inclusively, and more humbly we start on the path to wisdom, happiness, and an apprecia-tion for the interconnectedness of people worldwide who share the same desire for purpose and meaning in their lives, but who often start from much different places.

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Robert Pokorski, MD., grew up in Nebraska in a working-class neighborhood of Polish immigrants. He was a self-driven scholarship student who finished college and started medical school at age twenty. In his later career as a business executive and educator, he traveled extensively in Europe, South Africa, Australia, the United States, and Asia, where he lived for three years in Seoul, South Korea. During this time, he encountered people of every imaginable culture, religion, political persuasion, and belief system. These experiences provided the subject matter and inspiration for this book.

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"Robert Pokorski's breakout book Same Same But Different is a powerful book about of his search for the truth and his ultimate transformation. It is a marvelous read." --Richard Sand, Award Winning Author

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