Book Year in review with @qualiabooks
I’ve read several amazing books this year that have really inspired me in my pursuit of knowledge but there are two particular books that stood out from the rest:
📝 Sean Carroll – “The Big Picture”
📝 David Deutsch – “The Beginning of Infinity”
🌌 Being an astronomy major, I’m naturally fascinated by these type of books. Both authors are not only great scientists but also exceptional philosophers and by reading their books you get the best of both worlds.
🥦 Aside from learning to be a better dietician to myself (I read books on health and nutrition behind the scenes), a combination of the books I’ve read had given me an even better grasp of Bayesian reasoning which helped me pin down my own observations of myself and others – I was able to put names on the things I’ve always been curious about. —-
🕰 Being very busy this year also gave me a new perspective on time that I haven’t considered before and that only enriched my experiences of 2018 and encouraged me to continue my self-actualization.
2018 was a bundle of boundless insights and there is too many to mention, but one that sticks is that we are living and breathing creatures who are in the constant flow of moving and changing. In order to be in line with our goals and authentic selves, we must be vigilant in cultivating the garden of our minds. As Jiddu Krishnamurti would say,
“The more you know yourself, the more clarity there is. Self-knowledge has no end – you don’t come to an achievement, you don’t come to a conclusion. It is an endless river.”
I wish to have more time in 2019 so I may read more amazing books that I can share with you. Have a wonderful day and happy holidays! — Love, Dee 🙂