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About Tony Yep
Tony Yep is a retired Mechanical Engineer by profession, having graduated from McGill University in 1971. He has had a very successful career both as an engineering and project manager and as a management consultant before turning to writing as a "second career". His first book, "Words of Wisdom for Living Life", is a serious and meaningful book about life. This book took him only one month to write, but over forty years in gaining the experience and insights to make sense of it, let alone accumulating the quotations that helped put life into perspective.
You might think that it is very unusual for an engineer to write a book about the meaning of life. However, it is not all that outlandish. His technical background gives him a very unique perspective on life and why he thinks our existence is so special. It forces him to look at all the facts objectively and logically, using proven scientific data and knowledge to determine what can be true and possible, and to arrive at conclusions that cannot be ignored.
Despite its very serious title, this book is eminently readable and very thought provoking. It is written in an easy to understand manner with the considerations for living a better and less stressful life clearly defined. It is not an esoteric book about philosophy. It is a book about life and the common issues we have had to deal with every day. It helps explain why things in life are they way they are. The inter-related concepts of philosophy, science and religion are described in ways that make sense, using real life examples we have experienced. This book will help you understand what things should really matter in your life in the pursuit of your own happiness.
His quirky sense of humor is evident by the quotes of life included in the book. Like:
"Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad!"
"Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity"
"Bridge is a lot like sex. If you don't have a great partner, you'd better have a good hand!"
It has taken him this long to gain the experience and wisdom to be able to make sense of the issues of Life and to appreciate it for what it is and not for what we think it should be. It is hoped that many of his insights will resonate with you. His own views on Life and Death have changed in writing this book.
His second book, "A Collection of The Stories My Father Told", took a bit longer to write! These are his memoirs recounted in short stories about his observations in life and the stories his Father told. The stories are very eclectic and compelling as you will never guess what topics will be revealed. These stories are both funny and informative, told in the best tradition of captivating story-telling the way his Father told him. It is definitely a much lighter and enjoyable second book to read! Enjoy!
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I sent a copy of this book to the Dalai Lama to tell him that modern-day quantum mechanics has actually confirmed the ancient 3rd century Buddhist concept of "Emptiness" - or the fundamental truth that "the way we perceive our reality is not the way things really are!" Some philosophers believed that our reality existed only in our minds, that we are just figments of our imagination. Amazing yet somewhat unsettling revelations. We are constantly searching for our own happiness. But to see what really should be important to us, we need to understand why things in our lives are the way they are, and not what we expect them to be. This book describes the various issues affecting our lives, written in an easy to read and conversational manner and using real-life examples that we have all experienced. This is not an esoteric book on philosophy, but a book about Life!
Who are we?
Where does the world come from?
Is there a God?
What is the meaning of Life?
Is life an illusion?
Is there life after death?
What are the laws of nature and the Universe?
Where does evil come from?
Why are men and women so different?This book identifies the issues of Life as pieces of a puzzle which are to be put together to see the "big picture" of why Life is the way it is. Each piece of the puzzle represents some aspect of Life, and it attempts to provide the information necessary to better understand the context of these existential questions. These insights are done from a philosophical and scientific perspective to show that the philosophers throughout recorded history have pondered these same questions that we are still seeking answers to. You may have experienced many of these insights, but you may not have thought about them in the way they are presented here. Hopefully by the end of this book, you will be able to complete your own puzzle of Life and better understand who you are, what are the things that really matter and what your life means to you.Included are over 300 quotations, or "Words of Wisdom", that reflect some aspects of life. These quotes may be philosophical and profound, offering sage advice on how to live a better and happier life.
Like: "Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die!"Or they may be downright whimsical and silly, as life can be so random and capricious.
Like: "You can't make chicken salad out of chicken shit!"
From the profound to the sublime, the stories are engaging and compelling as the topics are diverse and eclectic. You will never expect where these stories will take you!
- Carmen at the Sydney Opera House
- What My Father Never Told Me
- There is No Plum in the Plum Sauce!
- Adventures on Nude Beaches
- My Great Korean Adventure
- In Search of Alexandrite
- Dumb Things Engineers Do!
- Ando and Dating
- What's In a Name?