This is a book about continually rediscovering the wonder and joy of being human. It is about seeing the world with the perspective of goodness, about making a choice to age without becoming cynical or jaded. It is a book for those who are old and those who are young, for those who have lost the zest for life and those who want to maintain it. It is a reminder for all of us of truths we already know but too often forget. It is a guide for maintaining hope and fighting cynicism. In it I suggest that, in a time when it would be easy to become cynical, we need to claim our innocence more than ever. And this innocence cannot deny the hard truths about life but must somehow incorporate them and allow us to choose to claim hope nonetheless. ...

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