This book addresses the centrality of relevance in people’s health and lives. It is not about what is relevant to us, but to whom or to what we are relevant.
Loss of relevance leads to the degeneration of mental and then physical health. Those who do not feel relevant to their world are the people who do violence to other people, or to themselves.
Since it is we (people) who determine what is relevant and what is not – for all of our rationalizations of “why” – we create our own heavens and hells in how we create what’s relevant in our lives.
We could surely do a better job of that. Relevance explores some pragmatic possibilities for doing so. They may be counter-intuitive. But the best thing about them is that they work.