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In this parable, a young man grieving over the death of his father turns to his grandfather, Old Hawk, for answers. Old Hawk attempts to answer his grandson’s questions regarding life’s hardships and challenges through stories culled from the Lakota tradition and his own rich experiences. The book unfolds in his voice as he explains that, without grief and sadness, you cannot truly embrace joy – that is the natural give and take of life. Ultimately, your perseverance and will – the fortitude to take one more step when that step feels overwhelming – will get you through. This simple, spiritual text by Native American Joseph M. Marshall III is rhythmic and soothing in its prose, and inspiring in its content. It is a balm and a comfort. getAbstract suggests it to anyone seeking answers to life’s big questions and the wherewithal to “keep going.”

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to apply the wisdom and teachings of a Lakota Native American elder, as told through stories, sayings and parables;
  • Why pleasure cannot exist without pain; happiness without sadness; or life without death, all as part of life’s journey; and
  • Why it is important to take one more step, to persevere, to “keep going.”
 

About the Author

Joseph Marshall III grew up on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He was a high school and university teacher, and now writes full-time. He wrote several nonfiction works, including The Lakota Way and The Journey of Crazy Horse, and is a technical adviser and actor.

 

Summary

“Why is Life So Difficult?”
A young man named Jeremy was in agony over the death of his father. His turmoil caused him to question his beliefs. His search for answers brought him to his grandfather, Old Hawk, a Lakota Native American elder. He respected his grandfather’s wisdom, knowledge...

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