I’m reading When Breath Becomes Air right now and I’m so addicted... I was wondering if anyone else could share their experience with BOOKS that challenged your thinking/impacted you and WHY?
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- 30-10-2017 02:02
- 30-10-2017 02:08
green eggs and ham made me think about trying foods that I thought I didn't like
- 30-10-2017 02:11
I've been meaning to get around to that book, I've not heard a single bad thing about it.
Bacon's New Atlantis was the first utopian thing I'd read that had actually made me think in any detail about the actual merits/pitfalls of utopian society. It's sometimes a slog but it's a good read. I still revisit it every now and again.
Nick Cohen's 'You Can't Read This Book' is brilliant for a take on censorship and freedo of speech in the internet age. That gave me thigns to mull over that I'd never considered and changed my views on some things as internet censorship.
More obscurely, my favourite ever book is the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā, an old Buddhist philosophical tome. It changed how I view just about everything and opened doors to my current carer path, so I have a lot to be grateful to it for.Last edited by gjd800; 30-10-2017 at 02:15.
- 30-10-2017 02:13
Letters From a Stoic.