Not what I thought it would be. There's a lot of misinterpretation. People like to view it as a way to live your life: modest and humble. But some of it is really about how a ruler should control his people: keep them ignorant so they can't revolt, don't show off so they won't be jealous. But still, a book is what you get out of it. If it make syou a better person, by all means.