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 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”

Are You Taking Part in the Reoccurring Ancient Pattern of Judging the Younger Generation?

When we get into midlife we tend to start judging the younger generation. “When we judge in this way, we are not aware that we are reacting according to a pattern that has existed for at least 3000 years. There is an inscription in a Babylonian clay tablet that dated from around 1000 BC thatContinue reading “Are You Taking Part in the Reoccurring Ancient Pattern of Judging the Younger Generation?”

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”

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”