ABSTRACT

This chapter offers the reader an unconventional conclusion to support the idea that an author does not finish a book; the reader does. Friedrich Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None offers four characters (spirit, camel, lion, and child), and three transformations. Readers are invited to use this to organize wellbeing and life goals, using material from the present book as tools for transformation. These are summarized as the need for working definitions, the need to build trust by asking questions, using stories to structure experience, and recognizing how obstacles and inequalities affect wellness. The present book’s themes also include coping with stress, using self-help books productively, and considering factors that contribute towards personal flourishing, happiness, and meaning. The chapter concludes with a simple coaching tool using a scaling question to set wellbeing goals.