J. Krishnamurti spoke to young people all over the world and founded schools in California, England, and India. 'When one is young,' Krishnamurti said, 'one must be revolutionary, not merely in revolt ... to be psychologically revolutionary means non-acceptance of any pattern.'
Dale Carlson, an award-winning author, writing most prolifically about the psychological problems facing teens in today’s world, edited this magnificent book. Miss Carlson has selected passages from Krishnamurti’s work that enable teens to explore some of the most pertinent issues in their lives.The book opens with the following statement by Krishnamurti, 'It seems to me that without understanding the way our minds work, one cannot understand and resolve the very complex problems of living.' Speaking directly to youth he says, 'While one is young is the time to investigate, to experiment with everything.'
Editor: ALA Notable Book Author Dale Bick Carlson
272 pp - Paper
Midwest Book Review on Amazon.com wrote:
"I have been reading Krishnamurti for over 35 years. He is the sage to whom I turn when I need a simple, clear, and compelling understanding of reality. I recommend his books to many people, and yet I find that for most readers he is anything but simple, clear, and compelling. They find him hard to understand, and harder to apply to their daily lives.
What Are You Doing With Your Life will change all of that. This is a "threaded" anthology of Krishnamurti's teachings on a variety of vital subjects compiled for teenagers. I bought it to help improve my own ability to mentor teens. What I found was so much more. Here is a clear, concise, and powerful articulation of Krishnamurti's deepest teachings. This is more than an introduction to his thought, this is the essence of his thought.
I highly recommend this book to teens, their parents, and anyone else looking for love and silence at the heart of their everyday lives."
"J. Krishnamurti's has been called "One of the greatest thinkers of the age" by the Dalai Lama. Based on Krishnamurti's "Books on Living For Teens" series, What Are You Doing With Your Life? is a philosophical discussion of probing issues and problems directly affecting young people. From the difficulties of relationships; to hard choices about one's education and future work; to find a purpose for one's life, and more, What Are Your Dong With Your Life? is a deftly presented spiritual as well as practical work, a non-denominational treatise which is broad in its intellectual discussion and willingness to raise hard questions. As the chapter on "Truth; God; Death" points out: "What is God? How are you going to find out? Are you going to accept somebody else's information? Or are you going to discover for yourself what God is?" What are You Doing With Your Life? is a very highly recommended addition to school, and community library Philosophy collections for adolescent and young adult readers."