The purpose of this book is not to convince you that the universe is deeply interconnected - it is presumed that you already believe this. The purpose is to explore the likely nature of this interconnectedness, and also to explore what it means for the decisions that you make in your life. Is there an appropriate way to act in a universe that is deeply interconnected? And, does the interconnectedness of the universe mean that we have a lot of power to change the universe? Verny suggests that the appropriate answer to these questions is 'yes' and 'yes', and hopes that you agree by the time that you reach the end of the book.