This contemplative statement of man's capabilities and abilities for living in today's world surveys the threats to his integrity and notes the assets towards his achievement of moments of happiness. From the individual and his differences, to his common humanity, there are the deterrents of regretting the passing of youth, the lack of wisdom and the magnitude of misguidance, the perils to privacy, leisure that may be empty, the false pride of groups, the straight Jacket of conformity and fear, and values in the nerves not in the heart. The Golden Rule is shown in its universality; truth is to be acknowledged and faced; knowledge and wisdom, sex and love, death, life and reproduction are viewed in perspective as they contribute to the ""authentic tone of happiness"", and affect man's relations with other men. These meditations and reflections offer a personal insight and philosophy against adult petulance and negation. For a questing market.