Lesson 1 (from Book 1, Chapters 1-3)
Book One begins with a quote by Charles Dubois: "The important thing is this: To be ready at any moment to sacrifice what you are for what you could become."
The objective of this lesson is to look at the concept of personal change.
1. Class discussion: What do you think this quote means? Why do you think this quote opens the book? How do you think this quote might be applicable to the narrator, Dan Millman? In what ways in this first section does Dan seem willing to sacrifice what he is to for what he can become? In what ways does he not seem willing?
2. In-class writing: Write a journal entry and discuss the opening quote and how it may apply to your own life.
3. Homework: Research Charles Dubois and see if you can find a connection between his life and philosophy and what...
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