This book presents, in the occidental sonnet, some shared views--from an oriental perspective. One might find in the sonnet an attractiveness that goes akin to the mathematically-inclined finding beauty in Einstein's field equations--or to kids finding fun in computer games play.
Rational selfishness presents some present-day puzzle:why does selfish success stymie humans? Why do wealth, influence and fame--when intended and realized solely for the self--bring frustration rather than fulfillment? There is an explanation why self-awareness makes egoism (selfishness) a frustration for humans--and poetry renders it with a unique clarity.