I’d recommend everyone to read M. Scott Peck’s The Road Less Traveled – one of the finest books that I’ve read recently…Well, the title also reminds one of Robert Frosts poem, “The Road Not Taken”. Such a profound insight…an interesting thing to note is that Peck wrote it when he was just 40, but he sounds much wiser than his age
Peck begins his work with the opening sentence, “Life is difficult”. But then he goes on to say that once you accept that life is difficult, it no longer remains difficult. I was particularly impressed by his categorization of suffering into legitimate and neurotic.
Peck suggests that legitimate suffering is essential for one’s growth as an individual, but one should treat neurotic suffering with the advice from psychiatrist and psychotherapist. The hallmark of Peck’s writing is his focus on spiritual and mystical aspects of life. Equally interesting is Peck’s life. Looks like only after living an intense life can people come up with such a fine work of art.