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About Eric Greitens

Eric Greitens is a multi-talented individual whose life has been marked by a commitment to service, leadership, and personal growth. As a bestselling author and award-winning photographer, Eric has created several thought-provoking books that offer insights into themes such as: courage, resilience, humanitarian efforts, and leadership. He has written multiple New York Times Bestsellers, including, but not limited to: The Warrior's Heart, Resilience, Strength and Compassion, and The Heart and the Fist

His debut book, "The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL," chronicles his journey from a humanitarian aid worker to a Navy SEAL, weaving together gripping narratives of his experiences in war-torn countries and elite military training scenarios. This book not only showcases Greitens' exceptional storytelling skills but also serves as a testament to his unwavering dedication to making a positive impact in the world. In "Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life," Greitens draws on his experiences as a Humanitarian Worker, Navy SEAL, and Veteran to offer practical advice on building resilience in the face of adversity, overcoming adversity, and finding strength when difficult to do so. This book has resonated with readers from all walks of life and has solidified Greitens' reputation as a compassionate and insightful writer who is able to take his experiences and share them in a way that the reader can apply to their own lives. In addition to his literary accomplishments, Greitens has also made significant contributions to society through his work as a Humanitarian, Veteran advocate, and Public servant. His unique blend of experiences and expertise has earned him widespread acclaim and positioned him as a leading voice on matters of courage, resilience, and leadership. Greitens' impact as an Author and Public Speaker shows no signs of slowing down, as he continues to inspire individuals around the world to lead resilient lives full of purpose, integrity, and compassion.

"One of the most famous philosophical books is Marcus Aurelius' Meditation.


That is so funny what you're saying. First of all, I'm reading that right now. Secondly, this book reminds me a lot of that book. His quips are very short and not strung together coherently, and also it's very ancient language, but this reminds me a lot of that book.


Well, that's intentional. Because what  Marcus Aurelius is doing in his meditations?

Okay, if he was sitting here right now, if he just showed up and he said, Mark, I want to talk to you about your book, he'd be be what book? What book? You guys took that thing and you made it into a book? Like this was his notes to himself, and it was a philosophical exercise, just like you and I would wake up and people wake up and they pray, or they do their push-ups, or they work out. One of the philosophical exercises that he would do is he would write things down to remind himself of what he already knew. And there's a very important point about philosophy. People often think of philosophy because they think of it in this academic way. They think that it's something to read, understand, and put away. But in fact, reading philosophy, interacting with it, using it, is meant to be a process just like eating good food, just like taking a shower. They're like, you don't get to say like, oh man, I had a great meal last week, and I haven't had anything since. I showered last month. That was fantastic, right? The idea is that you have to, the way human beings are constructed, you need to have that constant infusion of quality wisdom.

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