Knowing Yourself takes an extended utilitarian look at the matter of connecting with ones authentic self. Thoughtful, stimulating, and occasionally surprising, it offers a wider and deeper perspective on self-discovery than normally encountered elsewhere, doing so in a provocative balanced way. The work consists of fifteen hundred newer ideas, all of which probably have not quite been seen in print before. Based in part on fifteen years of research in philosophy, psychology, and comparative religion, and designed to entertain, encourage, enlighten, and constructively tease you, the project strives to be the most intellectually action-packed and potentially useful small volume related to self-knowledge ever. Among the many topics considered are: the development of character, the truth about oneself, self-image, self-deception, hiding from oneself, vanities and follies, self-centeredness, self-control, self-reliance, needs, realizations, clear thinking, and making the most of oneself. Through this work you will rightfully be able to regard yourself with new-and-better more perceptive greater appreciation. Its a book for self-improvers pleased with learning and with coming across occasional new insights.