Thoughts on: Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse

This was the right book at the wrong time for me. I can see myself loving it 10 years ago, when I was had a more gloomy and cynical outlook on life, I can hear myself saying, “This book really gets it”. (It don’t miss those days. 😂) While I can still see the qualities;Continue reading “Thoughts on: Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse”

Book Notes on Aging and Dying

Nothing last forever. Here are a few great notes on aging from my reading the last couple of years. Memento Mori. 📝 “By becoming deeply aware of our mortality, we intensify our experience of every aspect of life.” – Robert Greene, The Laws of Human Nature 📝 “No one set value on time. All useContinue reading “Book Notes on Aging and Dying”

Notes from a Year of Reading – Psychology

📝 “It takes a lot of courage to take the unconscious seriously and to tackle the problems it raises.” – Carl Jung, Man and his Symbols. 📝 “As a rule, whatever we don’t deal with in our lives we pass on to our children.” – Gabor Maté, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts. 📝 “SometimeContinue reading “Notes from a Year of Reading – Psychology”

Thoughts on: “The Denial of Death” by Ernest Becker

We know we are going to die someday. This is the unique problem of the conscious animal. We know it but we don’t feel it because we need to repress this truth in order to function. So what to do? It’s really hard to accept that we are just worms in the dirt. Especially whenContinue reading “Thoughts on: “The Denial of Death” by Ernest Becker”

Thoughts on: “The Laws of Human Nature” by Robert Greene

Robert Greene puts a lifetime of studies of human nature into one huge and important volume. This book covers: character, toxic personality types, narcissism, cognitive biases, archetypes, childhood trauma, desirability, shortsightedness, the Shadow, attitude, group dynamics, leadership, persistence, fearlessness, purpose. The list goes on… 📝 You are more like than Louise XVI than you think!Continue reading “Thoughts on: “The Laws of Human Nature” by Robert Greene”

It’s Out of Control! What The Laws of Human Nature will do to your To-Read-List

Is your To-Read-List (TRL) growing faster the more effort you put into working your way through it? I know the feeling – and I feel it might be especially true for non-fiction readers. Every good book opens up your eyes for new topics and bombards you with new exciting ideas of what to read upContinue reading “It’s Out of Control! What The Laws of Human Nature will do to your To-Read-List”

The Laws of Human Nature: Discover Your Dark Side

Recall Britney’s 2008 breakdown, Clinton’s sex affair and the behavior Nixon’s behavior in the White House before his resignation? “When we experience those moments when people reveal their dark side, we see something come over their face; their voice and body language of altered— almost as if another person is confronting us, the features ofContinue reading “The Laws of Human Nature: Discover Your Dark Side”

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: “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”

Are you Man Enough? Thoughts on: KING WARRIOR MAGICIAN LOVER

Do we face a crisis in masculine identity? This books claims that’s the case. The disintegration of traditional family systems being one reason – but it’s not whole story. —— There are two other factors: —— Lack of initiation into manhood leaves modern society to a dominance of Boy psychology. —— The other factor isContinue reading “Are you Man Enough? Thoughts on: KING WARRIOR MAGICIAN LOVER”