Matthieu Ricard

This book touches the very core of our shared humanity. It reminds us of the sacrifices made by the brave individuals who leave their homes and loved ones to defend the principles and freedoms we hold dear. Through the lens of Dawson’s own experience as a mother, the reader is given an intimate and heart-wrenching view of the sacrifices not only of those who serve but also of the families who send them to the front lines.

Dawson’s words, filled with love and sorrow, bring to light the essence of altruism, a theme that resonates deeply with my own teachings on happiness and altruism. Her portrayal of the courage exhibited by soldiers and their families exemplifies the ideals of selflessness and compassion. It is a testament to the indomitable human spirit and the boundless capacity of the heart to love, even in the face of adversity.

As I read through the pages of “When a Son Goes to War, And Beyond,” I couldn’t help but be moved by the profound and universal truths it holds. This is a book that speaks to the very soul of humanity, transcending borders and backgrounds. It is a tribute to the heroism of those who have given their all for a greater cause, and a reminder that love and compassion are the cornerstones of our existence.

In a world where we often focus on our differences, this book compels us to reflect on our shared values and the unbreakable bonds that unite us all. It is a tribute to the countless soldiers and their families who have given so much for the well-being of others.

In conclusion, “When a Son Goes to War, And Beyond” is a profound work that captures the essence of human courage, love, and sacrifice. Ellie Dawson’s storytelling resonates deeply with the teachings of altruism, reminding us that the enduring power of love can transcend even the greatest of hardships. This book is an essential read for anyone seeking to understand the depth of the human spirit and the importance of empathy and compassion in our world.

With gratitude and admiration,

Matthieu Ricard 
World renowned humanitarian and author of “Altruism”