Book Review: What Is Life? To Live a Controlled, Realistic, Happy Life

What Is Life? To Live a Controlled, Realistic, Happy Life

Why did Dr. Lin write this book?

Every day people are wondering, pondering, and asking:

  • what is life?
  • what is the meaning of life?
  • what is the purpose of life?
  • what is life for?

Such questions not just come and recur more often while people are in pain or get lost, but lead to chaos of life everywhere at personal, social, national, and international levels. These life stress and dismays display in various ways reflecting the difference in culture and circumstance.  The more people feel this way, the more they will pose such questions but in some different ways if the answer is exactly fit what they want to hear although surely what they need to hear. Hence, these recurrent inquiries need to be properly addressed.

As a physician, I have had the opportunities to observe the above life reality and its related scenarios of chaos in various walks of life from interacting with many patients and their families who are under the attack of many unwanted mental and/or physical anguish.

The constant bombardment by these pressuring scenarios led me to think and ponder how I can do better and more for the people in the world beyond the traditional professional power from prescribing medications and/or performing procedures. Slowly the thought and insight to ease and even solve this personal and social chaos emerge, evolve, and become reaching a high level of clarity. As a result, over time, I become more abler to explain what and how they might have felt that way and how we can help solve these imminent pain and discomfort to make their life better and easier than ever.

Then, I began writing “What is Life? To Live a Controlled, Realistic, Happy Life” with its completion in 3 years.

This book was published in April 2011 and has earned two awards in Indie Book Competition: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award – 2011 Winner in the Category of How-To and a finalist for Eric Hoffer Award 2011. This book is printed by CreateSpace, an Company.  To purchase, click What is Life? To Live a Controlled, Realistic, Happy Life

  • An award-winning book – two awards
  • Published in April 2011 and earned two awards in competition
  • Disclose the rarely heard concept, tips, and practice for living a long happy  life
  • Install an entirely different outlook for the rest of your life
  • Price: Paperback –  $14.99; digital Kindle Edition – $7.00 – for auto-wireless delivery. 
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Pinnacle Book Achievement Award 2011



What is the scoop in What is Life? To Live a Controlled, Realistic, Happy Life?

As reviewed by New Yor Times best-selling author, Ellen Tanner Marsh, she revealed and elaborated the following:

How can we make the best use of our limited time on earth and find true fulfillment?Author James C. Lin, M.D., a doctor of urology, knows that life is more complex and complicated than ever before, but he also knows that there are new pathways t a better way of living.

Using real-life scenarios and personal anecdotes, Lin examines how a more rewarding and satisfying existence can be easily achieved. Part tour guide and part cheerleader, Lin shows readers how they can be more in control of their destinies by setting themselves on the road to getting what they really desire.

Overcoming barriers against self-improvement is easier than you think, insists Lin. He suggests that anyone can feel better, live longer and truly understand the purpose of life. By simply reconnecting to the information that is buried inside all of us. Lin also explores why a sense of need is the driving force of living and why it can actually be beneficial in life to feel miserable at times. He shows how to develop your own personalized skill for getting along in life, much to the benefit of yourself, your family and the world at large. From health care to parenting to marriage and to work, LIN addresses all aspects of human life. And suggests that perfection is not the answer to happiness, but learning to perfect is.

Anyone can return to the driver’s seat of his or her own life, and Lin’s wise and warmly written book can act as an invaluable roadmap.


Table of Contents

1.        Introduction
1.1     Overcome the Worst Barrier against Improvement – Importance of Recognizing the Truth and Facts of Life
1.2     Understand the Purpose of Life – to Live as Well and to Last as Long as Possible
1.3     How Can We Look Nicer, Feel Better, and Live Longer
1.4     Understand the True Nature of Life and Living – a Process of Self-Service

2.        Facts of Life

2.1     A Constant Path of Life
2.2     Capital of Life – Life as an Investment
2.3     Tools of Life
2.4     Sense of Need is the Driving Force of Living
2.5     Truth of an Act – An Act is the Expression of Momentary and Situational Balance of One’s Spiritual and Physical Values toward an Event to Achieve Comfort and Control of Life
2.6      No Free Service; Any Service always Comes with Its Price
2.7     Two Persons Were Never Born Equal, But We Have an Equal Opportunity to Use What We Already Have Inside Us
2.8      No One is Perfect; Everyone Has His/her Share of Good or Bad Features
2.9      Total Entitlement and Human Dignity
2.10    What Goes Around and Comes Around
2.11    Nothing Wrong to be Unhappy at Times
2.12    Seventy Percent (70%) of Success Comes From Hard Work and Thirty Percent (30%) Comes from Fate
2.13    Sympathy and Hypocrisy
2.14    Everything has Its Beginning and Ending
2.15    Three Basic Essential Ingredients for Completing a Task – Spiritual and Physical Values, Abilities, Capacities, and Time
2.16    Human Error Is the Most Common Cause of Accidents
2.17    Losing Common Sense
2.18    Impact of White Lies
2.19    Sophistication and Hypocrisy
2.20    A Disease is the Ending Result and Expression of Genetic Strength and External Insult to the Body
2.21    The Spirit and Practice of Life of a Group or Society Are Merely the Accumulation of its Participating members
2.22    An Action Always Follows with its Reaction – to Serve and to Be Served Are a Pair of Simultaneous Events
2.23    Is an Invisible Private Sanctuary Good or Bad?
2.24    Use It or Lose It
2.25    Kindness and Generosity Have Never Really Existed
2.26    What Is the True Essence of Democracy?
2.27    Dependency and Slavery  – Are You under Their Control?
2.28    Rights and Obligations
2.29    Courtesy, Convenience, Misuse, Abuse, and Corruption
2.30    Self-Service and Religious Belief
2.31    Reality of Sex Life
2.32    Recreation and Self-Preservation vs. Self-Infliction and Self-Destruction
2.33    Consumerism and Commercialism
2.34    An Urgent Need to Explore Invisible Natural Resources

3.        Application of the Facts of Life

3.1      For You as an Individual and Your Life — General Attitude
3.2      For You and Health Care
3.3      For Marriage
3.4      For Newborns and Their Parents
3.5      For a Company and Its Employees
3.6      For You and Your Country – Are You Patriotic?
3.7      For You and the World
3.8      A Dream Proposal for All and to Parents, Educators, Researchers of Social Science, Medical Science, Health Care

4.        Conclusion

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This book is dedicated to all humans who have ever existed so to explore how together we can make the life in the world better suitable for all to live and experience what is life? Despite its earning two awards, Dr. Lin has never promoted its values until his recent retirement. From now on, Dr. Lin will continue to assert his passion by providing online services to better our life.

If you like what you see and read,  please kindly leave your positive comments so to help promote the words to help more people faster. That is the best compliment I could ask and dream for. I deeply appreciate that.

Best wish to your health, happiness, and success in life,

James Chin-Ti Lin, m.D., Certified Urologist and Award-winning Author

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2 Replies to “Book Review: What Is Life? To Live a Controlled, Realistic, Happy Life”

Carl J. Dill

January 19, 2018 at 6:26 pm

From my Christian perspective I suspect there is much I will agree with when I read your book. I look forward to it. Too many people confine truth to one book or one set of teachings when in reality if something is true it can be found at some level in many forms of teaching. I especially like the review that said your book “suggests that perfection is not the answer to happiness, but learning to perfect is.” I have often said that when we stop learning we stop growing, and when we stop growing we begin dying. Therefore to learn is to really live. We must study to mastery anything and everything and by this we truly can thrive in this life.

Thank you for your heart for others Dr. Lin.

Kind regards always,

Carl J. Dill


    James Chin-Ti Lin, M.D.

    January 19, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    Hi! Carl, I do appreciate your taking time to review and concur what presented in “What is Life? To Live a Controlled, Realistic, Happy Life”. Known to us, the essence of life remains perfectly the same for all regardless of race, gender, religion, education; that is to survive, grow, and live on. Together we can help more people to live a long happy life. Again,thank you for spreading the concept and practice of quality healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession, which are the most common chronic killers of life as described in Best to health….


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