In 1978 Dr. M. Scott Peck authored the book “The Road Less Traveled.” It became a revolutionary book about the human mind, focused on emotional, spiritual and psychological health. Peck’s primary premise was that sustainable growth in mind and spirit can be achieved on an extremely high and all-encompassing level, resulting in advanced levels of maturity. In short, he described the attributes that create a fulfilled human being. He was turned down by several publishers before Simon & Schuster agreed to publish the book for a minimum amount; it had an initial printing of only 5,000 books.