On June 27, I had the opportunity to present to 300 high school students representing 22 different countries at the World Affairs Seminar. It’s a Rotary International event designed to enact the seminar’s motto: Peace through Understanding. I talked about The Descent into Happiness as it relates to the concept of going on a journey. I experienced the journey of going on a long bike ride, and these high school students are on the journey of the seminar. Along the way, you meet new people and have new experiences, in the pursuit of learning about others and about one’s self.
Each student participating in the seminar received a complementary copy of the book. It was rather cool, seeing all these people walking about with my book in hand. It may sound contradictory, but it was a humbling experience.