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  • thank u for this thread

  • Dec 14, 2019
    Ethic

    Rather talk to people, embrace new uncomfortable situations and take risks with trying to realize ideas instead of reading a book where someone tells me why his/her personal experiences should be best for everyone.

    You can get some great input from books, but they won't be able to tell you how to live your life.
    As people in this thread wrote before, it's how you apply it.
    But there's just too many people out there thinking they are wise, when in fact they are just making money off insecure people by copying and paraphrasing ideas that already have been blurted out by others.

  • Dec 14, 2019

    Infinite Jest

  • Dec 14, 2019

    diary of a wimpy kid series get you through them long nights

  • Dec 14, 2019

    The alchemist audio book will tell ya everything ya need to know

  • Dec 14, 2019
    Hiro

    Yeah I really don't get this change your life books self-improving crap type of books where you can summarize the essence into a few sentences and you won't use it anyways because it is so simple yet forgettable.

    But, there really are books outta there that can bring you forward, be it in your thinking, personality, empathy, verbal intelligence, knowledge etc.

    I can definitely recommend reading long and complex books where you have to think about the writings and the sophisticated characters, set, plot, and so on.

    One example might be: The Brothers Karamazov, this book can definitely change your life but to understand this book you need to read it at different points in your life and it's a pretty sad story as well.

    I've had TBK sitting my shelf unread for way too long. Really really need to pick it up

  • Dec 14, 2019
    BlackOnBlack

    Actions and experience improve your life and grow you more than any book. The same way real life experience doing marketing for a company trumps a college degree in marketing.

    If you’re facing an experiential challenge, and a book has the knowledge to overcome or master it. Yes. That’s good.

    Typically this will more likely be a blog post or smaller bite of information rather than an entire book which is usually 79% filler so they can sell it to you as a book.

    But just reading random books and thinking it’ll improve your life because “mo knowledge and finding myself” is not true.

    Take it from an old head who spent way too many years thinking he was bettering himself with books.

    Get. S***. Done.

    Read biographies for fun.

    Work smart not hard bro

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    how have these books improved your life personally or what have you done/changed since reading these books srs question?

    Gave vital information I didn’t have. Anything I read on Stoicism for example showed me about leadership and holding yourself with high esteem even in stressful moments.

    Anything dealing with money taught me how much of a game finances are and that the more I know, the more I can control in my favor. It starts with your perception of your own value and what you want though, so I recommended Think and Grow Rich.

    4-Hour Work Week gave me information on making a living and also traveling. That’s what I’ve always wanted and the book has little tips on going about that lifestyle. “Working less and spending your time on the things you actually enjoy” is how I’d summarize it.

    The Power of the Subconscious Mind people will put it off as pseudoscience but a lot of its content revolves around psychology. The fact is people have shitty outlooks because they think shitty things. You can’t want more and have the same level of thinking as you do in the state you’re in. But it’s not as easy as just having an idea to be a better person, or act different. You have to fundamentally shift how you perceive yourself and what’s possible.

    Some people may not need this kind of help, but I know it was a major shake up for my life. I was depressed, working a good job and making money, but ultimately unsatisfied. I didn’t change who I was completely, but I shifted a few key things based largely on what I read from books, and now I’m traveling and love the world we live in. The possibilities for a good life are a lot more attainable than we’ve been lead to believe.

  • Dec 14, 2019
    Hiro

    Yeah I really don't get this change your life books self-improving crap type of books where you can summarize the essence into a few sentences and you won't use it anyways because it is so simple yet forgettable.

    But, there really are books outta there that can bring you forward, be it in your thinking, personality, empathy, verbal intelligence, knowledge etc.

    I can definitely recommend reading long and complex books where you have to think about the writings and the sophisticated characters, set, plot, and so on.

    One example might be: The Brothers Karamazov, this book can definitely change your life but to understand this book you need to read it at different points in your life and it's a pretty sad story as well.

    If what I posted doesn’t resonate with you then post your own. No need to create contention over the type of book. We’re trying to help people in this thread.

  • Dec 14, 2019
    frenchpress

    what'd u like bout the brothers karamazov? i read notes from the underground a couple months back n enjoyed it quite a lot

    What I love the most is probably the relationship between the brothers and their father. It's really different with everyone of them. And sometimes it just gets so funny and you're like this could be a comedy, and then the philosophy stuff comes up and it flips to deep meaning and thinking.

    If you enjoyed notes from the underground you will love TBK. Its his magnus opus. And there definitely are long passages that are "boring" or just really hard to understand. It will also take a long time to finish it, so consistence is key as well.

  • Eckhart Tolle is a great writer. "The Power of Now" is the best one about improving your life yet.

  • Dec 15, 2019
    Henrik Larsson

    Eckhart Tolle is a great writer. "The Power of Now" is the best one about improving your life yet.

    Great book

  • I recommend Robert Greene, Dale Carnegie, Tim Ferriss and Rollo Tomassi books

  • Dec 15, 2019

    The Adapted Mind

    Still the thickest book my eyes ever read.. Yes I will read it again.

  • Dec 15, 2019

    The Inner Game of Tennis

  • Dec 15, 2019

    the average american male

  • Dec 15, 2019

    read tweek

  • Dec 23, 2019

    saved

  • bump

  • Dec 25, 2019

    Good thread

  • Dec 27, 2019

    I will teach you to be rich - Ramit Sethi

  • Dec 27, 2019
    BlackOnBlack

    Actions and experience improve your life and grow you more than any book. The same way real life experience doing marketing for a company trumps a college degree in marketing.

    If you’re facing an experiential challenge, and a book has the knowledge to overcome or master it. Yes. That’s good.

    Typically this will more likely be a blog post or smaller bite of information rather than an entire book which is usually 79% filler so they can sell it to you as a book.

    But just reading random books and thinking it’ll improve your life because “mo knowledge and finding myself” is not true.

    Take it from an old head who spent way too many years thinking he was bettering himself with books.

    Get. S***. Done.

    Read biographies for fun.

    Some really successful people recommend reading biographies over these self-improvement guides.

  • Dec 27, 2019

    Any how to become rich book is total trash. If you feel miserable enough to read this conman shit you'll always be poor... poor in mind and satisfaction that is cuz money is a false prophet in terms of happiness.

  • Dec 27, 2019
    aLIEN

    Any how to become rich book is total trash. If you feel miserable enough to read this conman s*** you'll always be poor... poor in mind and satisfaction that is cuz money is a false prophet in terms of happiness.

    Rich dad poor dad

  • Dec 27, 2019
    Tyler

    Rich dad poor dad

    You consider that a good one?

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