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Indar Maharaj Author Interview

The Eloquence of Effort: Beware the Path of Least Resistance is a thought-provoking look at how a person’s nature influences their accomplishments in life using data to support this thesis. Why was this an important book for you to write?

A penetrating question. I thought it is a message needed to be repeated. As a society, we are becoming progressively obsessed with leisurely activity, recreation, quality time etc. – all euphemisms for frittering away valuable time.  Lest we forget, life is time.  Indeed, lasting happiness are the dividends derived from our efforts.

How much research did you undertake for this book and how much time did it take to put it all together?

The sheer volume of references can attest to the depth research that was involved in crafting this document.  Though difficult to quantify, I would say researching, writing and publishing the book consumed over 5 years.

What were some ideas that were important for you to share in this book?

Of uppermost significance is the notion that regardless of the outcome, meaningful effort is never wasted. Moreover, unearned wealth is fleeting and paid for in coins of misery.  Referencing the lives of Bernie Madoff, John Gotti, Pablo Escobar and Al Capone serves to validate this statement.  If the Law of Entropy is infallible, it seems to me that the empire of Donald Trump is pre-consigned to the cesspools of history.  It has already begun.

What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your book?

Embrace work in all its tedious forms. It is the vector to success.

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The Eloquence of Effort echoes the merits of conscientious toil. It provides an insightful look into the benefits of sustained socio-economic effort. To convincingly argue that dreams are only achievable through mind-numbing toil, the writer draws heavily from biographical, philosophical, economic, religious, historical and scientific data.

Work is the mission; the multiple rewards are the byproducts, he argues. More importantly, the pleasure resides in the effort, not the results. Against the dark backdrop of malignancies inflicted on society by unrepentant leeches, the benefits of worker integrity are sharply focused. The reader is imperceptibly nudged into a higher plane of reality: namely, purposeful effort, regardless of its nature, is supremely rewarding. The writer forces the realization that regardless of the immediate outcome, effort is never wasted. Conversely, indolence is the bane of progress and the root cause of economic crimes. Indeed, corruption in all its diabolical forms is nothing but laziness masquerading as diligence and embraced by those wanting the most for the least.

Analysis of biographical data sustains the thesis that industry prolongs life; indolence truncates it – a finding supported by the Second Law of Thermodynamics.

The persuasiveness of the arguments is supported by a wealth of references. Together they form the final authority; they have given resonance to the arguments contained herein.

The Eloquence of Effort

The Eloquence of Effort: Beware the Path of Least Resistance by Indar Maharaj is a highly intellectual read, perfect for readers who enjoy deeply complex pieces that feed the mind. The intention is to assist in acknowledging the necessity of prioritizing ‘purposeful effort’, to view it as the source of healing, achievement, and long-term well-being for all.

Maharaj uses the lives of successful individuals, particularly their methods of work and the morals and values they lived by to show how a person’s overall nature is a direct influence on their accomplishments during their lifetime. By also including figures such as Robert ‘Iceberg Slim’ Beck, Bruce Reynolds, and Bernard Madoff who were known for their poor behavior and dark leadership styles (those venturing to criminal or anti-social behaviors), Maharaj has created a trustworthy judgment between praising certain figures, whilst ostracizing the lives of others. It is done so intentionally without force or haste, but so evidently it cannot be argued.

The use of figures such as Gandhi, Mother Teresa, and Albert Schweitzer was a brilliant cipher for how the willingness to forego personal pleasures in lieu of the greater good – through healthcare, socio-political movements, and the environment – can manifest differently, but are all factors which have been possessed commonly by world leaders because they sought to serve selflessly. The three felt a supreme calling to identify with the needs of their fellow man. Maharaj’s analysis of these figures independently followed by a dual and triple comparative analysis marks a transparent maxim: leaders must be the instruments of change, for service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served.

The Eloquence of Effort by Indar Maharaj contains a message for readers that is straightforward: just as work demands effort, effort demands work. This book is for readers wanting an enlightening and thought-provoking read with factual recounts of historical figures and world events, wrapped in a highly intellectual blanket that is done tastefully and tactfully.

Pages: 543 | ASIN: B0784XWJBX

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