Stefan Einhorn’s previous book, The Art of Being Kind, was a great success, and till date over 300,000 copies have been sold in Sweden alone. His new book, Fellow Human Beings, also deals with the issue of what being a human being really involves.
Stefan Einhorn has chosen to illustrate the power of doing good through the medium of short, free-standing stories. These fictional texts, each of which takes up a particular aspect of the way we exist alongside other people, are interwoven with the author’s own thoughts on the topic. Anyone who read The Art of Being Kind and appreciated Stefan Einhorn’s ability to describe complex and difficult topics with great clarity and simplicity will feel at home here, and will find the same kind of wise, thought-provoking observations. The author writes about a variety of interpersonal relationships, for example between father and son, teacher and pupil, or doctor and patient. He shows how a chance encounter can often be a definitive, life-changing moment.
“Being a fellow human being is a significant responsibility, and a challenge," writes Stefan Einhorn. “Sometimes we fail, sometimes we succeed in being true fellow human beings. We can choose to learn something from failure, or we can choose not to do so."
Reading Stefan Einhorn’s work gives us the ability to see how we relate to other people - relatives, friends, strangers. And perhaps it gives us the chance to become a better fellow human being!