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Art of Being Fully Human by Leo Buscaglia

Art of Being Fully Human

by Leo Buscaglia

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Because You are Human, You Have Magic. Get in Touch With it.

The world's foremost producer of personal development audio programs now brings you an uplifting guide to becoming the person you were meant to be.

Living fully is your prerogative. It's your right to love, to laugh, and to uncover everything life has in store for you. Join Leo Buscaglia on the road to becoming fully human. You'll never forget the girl who inspired him to teach life instead of facts. Or the way his mama loved to laugh. Autumn leaves will never look the same. For Leo Buscaglia is a man who shares everything! Leo's enthusiasm and philosophy will inspire you. He will teach you how we can come together and meet as human beings, with all the joy of shared feelings and experiences that make us the same, yet unique.

Strive every day to become fully YOU -- this message is quintessential Buscaglia. At his very best in The Art of Being Fully Human, Leo will uplift and invigorate you with his heartwarming spontaneity, his challenge to follow your dreams, and his inspiration to take new risks.

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Seth Anderson
Reviewer Seth Anderson
 February 17, 2006
I was able to get a copy of this cassette through a friend of mine and I think it serves as a great introduction to Buscaglia's mission and teaching style. You first get an introduction to Leo's full name (Felice Leonardo Buscaglia) and he uses this example as a way of giving you a sense of his point of view: its the unique qualities we have that make us human, and we must embrace each and every "imperfection" in order to find contentment. Most of all, one notices Buscaglia's excitement when he describes doing things that buck the status quo. For instance, when he describes an incident in which he was compelled to spreading fall leaves on the floor of an empty 747, it doesn't sound insane; rather it provides a striking example of how exciting life could be if you only had the guts to try it yourself. Throughout this lecture, Buscaglia gives other examples of how he tries to goose people into engaging with life. He exhorts his audience to actively seek out the spontaneous moments most of us normally avoid because of the fear we might be judged. In a world that presses us all to accept the mundane, Buscaglia stands in opposition, screaming that we were all made to be exceptional, and we must live our lives accordingly.

His biggest topic is human love, as he feels it is our greatest gift in life. Buscaglia talks about love as something you are, and then by extension, something you do. This is a love that is apparent in every interaction you have with fellow human beings, this is a contribution he implores everyone to make in order to counteract the apathy the world demands of us. He says one of the worst things about education is that it doesn't teach us how to be human, how to be compassionate and ultimately how we must treat one another. Buscaglia's lectures wouldnt' be half as good if not for his voice. In this program he is by turns giddy, angry, excited and quiet; all of these qualities have a dramatic flair that one has to assume was no act. In the end, his message is clear: when smile at those around us, when we say hello to strangers on the street, when we hug our loved ones unexpectely, we contribute something to the world that is becoming more rare as time passes on.

So it's a great audio book, I recommend this to anyone interested in Buscaglia's work and life. At the very least, you will feel compelled to hug someone after listening to it, I assure you!

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  • Published: 1995
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: A004986
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