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🦚 Kogicon What 1 book has most changed your life, and why?
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🧙 Lucian Marin Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer. Remembering everything is possible, so everything is possible!?
🤔 David 'As a Man Thinketh' by James Allen. I first read it in 2013 after some major life-events; it helped me realize that I am the captain of my ship and that I control the sails. I found it after first learning about Project Gutenberg; you can find versions there gutenberg.org/eboo... (and alternatively...https://www.thinketh.io/)
Zero Edge The Bible. Specifically: The Book Of Job -> Provided me with better wisdom and understanding.. gave me better understanding of God and how he works. Proverbs -> Provides wisdom on a daily basis. John -> The two most valuable commandments: (Put your trust in the higher power, love others as yourself) . Its the only book I can go back to daily and leave with overwhelming peace. Also taught me to find a new "power" in faith which I never could find with logic alone.
🔚 Bort Simpson 1984. Painted a plausible nightmare portrait of authoritarianism and thought control; is more relevant today than it's ever been.
🤙 Migz What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami.
⚪ Ghostis The Calvin and Hobbes Compendium by Watterson. It showed me that I didn't have to compromise or settle when making artistic objects.
Dan Heath The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. I was stuck in a loop of negative behaviours exacerbated by depression and anxiety for years. Understanding that I could reprogram these little instruction sets and correct my behaviour gave me the drive to systematically rebuild my life.
🎣 Fish both Anthem by Ayn Rand and The Giver by Lowry. Practically the same exact story