Thoughts on: Discourse on the Origin of Inequality by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Now Rousseau is getting interesting! Imagine yourself a man of intellect, before the Darwinian theory, speculating about man in his naturals state before the burden of civilization was put on his/her shoulders.——-In Rousseau vision, natural man was a carefree and happy loner, peacefully roaming the woods. Picking apples to eat from the trees as heContinue reading “Thoughts on: Discourse on the Origin of Inequality by Jean-Jacques Rousseau”

Quick Video Review – Freud’s Civilization and Its Discontents: The 3 General Sources of Human SUFFERING

Freud talked about 3 sources of general suffering in his famous book Civilization And It’s Discontents. 1. The Body 2. Forces of Nature 3. Other People Civilization protects us in part from natural forces but it puts us in complex relationships with other people (taxes, landlords, neighbors etc..) that bring their own suffering. Are theContinue reading “Quick Video Review – Freud’s Civilization and Its Discontents: The 3 General Sources of Human SUFFERING”

Thoughts on: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract

Sometimes the idea of having read a book is more exciting than actually reading it. That’s the case with The Social Contract.———But “fun” and “easy” is seldom what we strive for in our quest for understanding. I knew this would be challenge to get through the works of the major thinkers of the history ofContinue reading “Thoughts on: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract”

Thoughts on: “The Drunkard’s Walk” by Leonard Mlodinow

There were two chance events that stood out to me that night I waled out of the murky cellar bar in central Stockholm where I had discussed this book with four other non-fiction junkies. —— The 1st coincidence was that during the cause of reading the book, one of the group members had unknowingly endedContinue reading “Thoughts on: “The Drunkard’s Walk” by Leonard Mlodinow”

Thoughts on: Atomic Habits by James Clear

Let’s face it, successful people and unsuccessful people have the same goals. It’s the systems and strategies you put in pace that makes the difference between the two. “You don’t rise to the level of your goals, you fall to the levels of your systems.” James Clears book is the ultimate guide to the WHYsContinue reading “Thoughts on: Atomic Habits by James Clear”

Thoughts on: The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell

The book has two parts; the 1st part is a sociological investigation where Orwell lives a ‘fly on the wall’-existence among the miners of an industrial town in northern England. He wants to experience life of the real working-class life first hand. A class whom he and his fellow half-bourgeois socialists claim to fight andContinue reading “Thoughts on: The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell”

Thoughts on: Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss

In Never Split the Difference, by former FBI Negotiator Chris Voss, you will learn the best strategies and techniques for getting what you want. We are all negotiating all the time. Why not be good at it? Right?! Except for a few naturals, most of us hates negotiation at first. We get nervous, our handsContinue reading “Thoughts on: Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss”

Thoughts on: “The Netocrats” by Bard & Söderqvist

I tried to explain this book to a colleague before christmas break; how it utterly fashinated me, even though I feel I only understood it partly, and how it had provided me with a new lens with which to see the world. — It must have caught his interest, cuz when I got back toContinue reading “Thoughts on: “The Netocrats” by Bard & Söderqvist”

Thoughts on: A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

Time travel, the beginning of the universe, wormholes and string theory. Considering the complexity of some of these topics it is strange that the book has become an international bestseller. Though, I read somewhere that it is one of the most gifted books; but also the least read. 📝 Children dare to ask questions adultsContinue reading “Thoughts on: A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking”

Thoughts on: The Life of Greece by Will Durant

When I first posted my goal of making Ancient Greece the focus of my studies this year, I someone cautioned me that it might be too much to deal with in such a short time. It was only after getting a few hours into this book that I understood what she/he meant: it’s impossible toContinue reading “Thoughts on: The Life of Greece by Will Durant”