Favorite Books of the Year 2018: “Demian” – Hermann Hesse

A short and moody novel that revolves around young Sinclair and the difficult task of finding oneself. Growing up in a protected and pious middle class home he eventually has to face the real world. Sinclair gets a new mysterious classmates, Demian, who guides him to detach and revolt from the superficial world of formContinue reading “Favorite Books of the Year 2018: “Demian” – Hermann Hesse”

Favorite Books of the Year 2018: “Trust Me, I’m Lying” – Ryan Holiday

“Each generation of media has a different cock in its mouth.” – Ryan Holiday, Trust me I’m lying. 😔 I thought I was on top of my media game and was able to separate the wheat from the chaff, so to speak. I WAS WRONG! 📰 😱I knew the situation was bad; I even quitContinue reading “Favorite Books of the Year 2018: “Trust Me, I’m Lying” – Ryan Holiday”

Favorite Books of the Year 2018: “12 Rules for Life” – Jordan Peterson

Life is suffering. How do we deal with that?! We face it, we bare it. Hell is a bottomless pit and in spite of how fucked up and unfair things are, we still can make it even worse. Let’s not do that! What if we instead get our act together and prepare ourselves to faceContinue reading “Favorite Books of the Year 2018: “12 Rules for Life” – Jordan Peterson”

Favorite Books of the Year 2018: “In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts” – Gabor Maté

💉 An excellent introduction to the complex problem of addiction. Dr. Gabors is specialized in its study and treatment. His book offers powerful portraits of his patient lives, the story of his own addictive behaviors and the path to recovery. 📝 “As a rule, whatever we don’t deal with in our lives we pass onContinue reading “Favorite Books of the Year 2018: “In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts” – Gabor Maté”

Book Year in review with @chriserzfeld

Book Year in review with @chriserzfeld: “This year, I read a lot of interesting books. One of those was “Behave” by Robert Sapolsky. I got a lot of insight into what makes humans tick, and how we are irrational, emotional and out of control creatures in an entertaining way so that book influenced me aContinue reading “Book Year in review with @chriserzfeld”

Favorite Books of the Year 2018: 21 Lessons for the 21 century

What Harari has done here is quite a feat. He has squeezed what could easily been a series of books into one volume, covering topics like: —- ▪️The resurrection of nationalism. ▫️What to do in a post-jobs world. ▪️The opportunity cost of fighting terrorism. ▫️Why we need a deep understanding of suffering and how toContinue reading “Favorite Books of the Year 2018: 21 Lessons for the 21 century”

My Book Year in Review – Part 1

⚖️ This year had a rough start with severe work-life balance issues but now I feel I have greater momentum than ever going into 2019. 🛠 I promised myself to make 2018 a very practical year and it has been just that! A lot has been done during the year that I’m very proud of:Continue reading “My Book Year in Review – Part 1”

Practicing Stoicism: Voluntary Discomfort (Part 2)

Now it’s time to level things up a bit. Here are my stoic challenges for the coming weeks: ❗️Not drink anything for a day. ❗️Do public speaking. ❗️ Sleep without a pillow for a week. At least for me all these appear worse to me than only drinking water for and sleeping on the floorContinue reading “Practicing Stoicism: Voluntary Discomfort (Part 2)”

Practicing Stoicism: Voluntary Discomfort.

I’m back into stoicism again after rereading Seneca and after picking up the so far excellent book, ‘Stoicism and the Art of Happiness’. But this time around I’m not settling with only theory. I want to try some actual Stoic exercises, or more precisely; Voluntary Discomfort. Why would the Stoics voluntarily put themselves in uncomfortableContinue reading “Practicing Stoicism: Voluntary Discomfort.”

Raw & Unedited Notes from “King Warrior Magician Lover”

King Warrior Magician Lover was where I took notes like crazy. Such a fascinating read! Here is my full unedited notes: “In the late twentieth century, we face a crisis in masculine identity of great proportions“ It’s increasingly difficult to point out masculine and feminine essence. One could look at the disintegration of the modernContinue reading “Raw & Unedited Notes from “King Warrior Magician Lover””