Sapien Ethics: Who We Are, Why We Are Here, and How We Can Live Better
Do you believe there are clear answers to the questions:Who are we? Why are we here? No? I didn’t either. Do you believethe meaning of life comes from within and not from outsideyourself? Yes? So did I.Well, we were wrong.Have you ever desired to understand your purpose in this complexworld? Have you ever wondered why people do the things they do?When presented with a choice, do you strive to make a sounddecision?This book is your key to discovering more about humanity’sexistence. It explains how our seemingly divergent goals ofhappiness, success, and contributing to the betterment of humankindneed not conflict.At its core, Sapien Ethics is not a self-help book. It is aguide for those who thirst for knowledge and empowerment. It is forthose who believe in the overwhelming value of truth.Sapien Ethics brings the ancient philosophy of life known asStoicism into our modern world. It combines two-thousand-year-oldStoic concepts with contemporary scientific theories. Best of all,the text uses simple everyday language to help readers absorb theseuniversal truths and gain a deeper understanding of what it meansto be human.The book provides a framework to understand how natureinfluences our daily behavior, how our minds work, and how oursocial connections provide us with strength. Readers are presentedwith a new approach to perceiving and understanding the behaviorsand actions of themselves and others. Readers can learn tounderstand different situations and view them in a way that makestheir lives better and supports the advancement of humanity.In addition, Sapien Ethics helps us understand how to makebetter choices. Decisions make a difference in an individual’ssuccess and happiness. This book provides an opportunity to closelyevaluate the choices we make and their impact on our lives.Finally, we look to the future of all humanity.Author Mark F. Godwin, Ph.D., takes readers on an intellectualand spiritual journey that began in his youth, continued throughhis education, and saw him earn a Ph.D. with specializations inMathematical Optimization, Machine Learning, and Controls from theUniversity of California, Berkeley. He has worked in variousSilicon Valley startups and has founded two of his own. In SapienEthics, he shares what he has discovered about the meaning of lifeand encourages readers to ponder life’s most important questions:Who are we? Why are we here? How do we live better?