Struggling to get time to read? I’m not a fast reader. To be honest my reading speed was below average last time I checked – but I have a few tips to share on how to get more reading into a busy schedule!Want to get more reading done despite a busy schedule or complicated life […]
Book Notes on Aging and Dying
Nothing last forever. Here are a few great notes on aging from my reading the last couple of years. Memento Mori. 📝 “By becoming deeply aware of our mortality, we intensify our experience of every aspect of life.” – Robert Greene, The Laws of Human Nature 📝 “No one set value on time. All use […]
Notes From a Year of Reading – Addiction
I have had a few days in a row where I didn’t experience any cravings or took any addictive substances (excessive sugar, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol etc..) It was pretty cool. I don’t think I’ve experienced something like this since I my early teens. Quotes and Notes on drugs and addiction from my recent reading: 📝 […]
How to Nietzsche?
“The struggle of maturity consists in having found again the seriousness one had as a child at play.” – Friedrich Nietzsche Every time Nietzsche is referenced in books I pay extra attention because I know it’s likely that something utterly profound and insightful is being offered. He intrigues me, but I’m pretty much oblivious about […]
Thoughts on: “Give People Money” by Annie Lowrey
The idea behind Universal Basic Income (UBI) is a simple one; Give People Cash! Enough to live on—maybe not well, but enough —every month, for a lifetime. No strings attached. Let people pay for rent, invest in a business idea or buy heroin. Doesn’t matter. In one strike you would end poverty. This is interesting […]
Quit or Persist? Know When NOT to Quit a Book.
Since many of us don’t read for pleasure only we should be careful not to discard a book because it’s not a thrilling rollercoasters ride. Some books I struggled with—that bored me or overwhelmed me— also gave me valuable insights and context for understanding the world and human nature. Consult your ‘Why’ before you discard […]
Quit of Persist? – Know When To Give Up on a Book.
“What else?” This is a good question to ask yourself. What else could I do right now? Am I spending my time wisely? When you stand in line to get free popcorn, Is the popcorn really free? No, not really. You give up the opportunity to do something else with the time you spend in […]
It’s Out of Control! What The Laws of Human Nature will do to your To-Read-List
[wpvideo HwBU0VNn ] Is your To-Read-List (TRL) growing faster the more effort you put into working your way through it? I know the feeling – and I feel it might be especially true for non-fiction readers. Every good book opens up your eyes for new topics and bombards you with new exciting ideas of what […]
Demian, Synchronicity & Carl Jung
[wpvideo kyexDLfs ] I picked up Hermann Hesse’s “Demian” and believed it could act as a pallet cleanser after my binge-reading of books revolving around jungian psychology. —— Haha, bad call! Already in the introduction I read that before writing the book in 1920 “Hesse began to explore the writings of Freud and Jung on […]
What’s brewing? New book Arrivals!
[wpvideo 2bd3YZX7 ] I’m very excited about the books I received today! Have you read any of them? 😀🤔 ——————————— In the stack: – 📖 “Trust me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator” – 📖 “Demian” by Hermann Hesse – 📖 “Improv Wisdom: Don’t Prepare, Just show up” – 📖 “The Human Magnet Syndrome: […]