Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments: Finding Personal Meaning in a Crazy World

Author: Kent M. Keith

About the author: Kent wrote this book when he was 19 years old as part of a college leadership project. Twenty-five years later, one of his colleagues read the poem Anyway at a Rotary meeting and referred to it as a poem written by Mother Theresa. It was only then that he recognized the power and inspiration that the poem had on others, including Mother Theresa.

About the book:

These ten principles were first articulated by Kent Keith as a student at Harvard in the 1960s. Since then, unbeknownst to him, they were quoted, circulated, and appropriated by countless people around the world and back again. They even served as a source of inspiration for Mother Teresa. The book contains the philosophy behind the commandments and the stories that bring them to life.

The point of the poem and the book according to the author is that one must always strive to do what is right and true, regardless of what others are doing or saying. For, if we don’t much of what needs to happen on earth will never happen. The message of the book and the poem is timeless. A must read at a time when faith and inspiration is needed in all of our lives.

This book is available for purchase here.