I think some people will find this book very helpful as it has good ideas and follows people as they grow older and gain insight into their lives and those who surround them. I found it difficult to keep the people highlighted, separate esp in the first half of the book. Toward the end this becomes more clear but did leave me hanging until the middle. Sometimes I lost focus while reading due insufficient interest or suggestions that seemed too obvious. The transition between topics w/in chapter at times changed in a rather random fashion. All and all this book supplies helpful insight esp if you have lived in one community for most of your life.