What book changed your life? by grizzly | tildeverse BBJ

>0 grizzly @ 2022/03/20 01:09

What book (or books) changed your life?
I'm looking for inspiration and would love to hear what and how you were impacted.

>1 jacksonbenete @ 2022/03/20 02:26

A lot of books had a great impact on me, though "change life" might
be a bit too much.
I'm still broke and single, not quite a change. haha

But if you're looking for inspiration, books that have inspired me
before:

- Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse.
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
- Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.

Siddhartha was a gift from a friend, some years ago when I was
feeling lost. He said that he read it when he was feeling lost
and thought it would help me. It did. After that I decided to move
abroad.
The book is about someone that's quite lost as well, and looking
for his own way.

The Alchemist is another book that I keep reading again everytime
I lost meaning and need inspiration. The story shows you that
you can't just expect to understand "destiny", you just have to
focus on something, and things eventually just happen if you're
working hard for it.

Atlas Shrugged is a very famous book on the political spectrum.
It did teached me some lessons, but it was inspiring because it's
really a good novel, with good characters, and seeing so many bright
people working hard for something made me take the decision to study
and enter College back then.

I have read many books in my life, but most of them were technical books
like mathematics, chemistry, software engineering...
There are some good philosophy books as well, I would recommend
Enchiridion, it have a lot of very nice lessons and things to
think about.
There is a book called The Intellectual Life. It's from a priest,
but if you handwave the religion, that's a book that can makes you
wonder about studying, hardwork and if you're really using your time
wisely.
Being a "Intellectual" is no easy task, someone have to devote it's
life on something like this. I think it's interesting because you don't
quite find someone devoting their lives into something anymore,
at least not like this.
We don't question too much how we use our time and sometimes we don't
even have a focus.

If you want some inspiration, try this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQMbvJNRpLE

>2 jacksonbenete @ 2022/03/20 02:45

I just thought a bit more about it.

There is a book that shaped a lot my critical thinking, thus,
kind of changed my life.
"Economic Policy: Thoughts for Today and Tomorrow" by Ludwig von Mises.

It's a smallish 100 pages book divided into "6 lessons", that is, 6 chapters.
Each chapter is an exercise on praxiology, and invites you to think about
the consequences of naive actions and decisions.

I would recommend it considering it's such a small book, you can read
one chapter or two and see if it's something that would interest you,
pdf is free I think in their institute.

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin was surprisingly good and quite
inspiring as well.

There are too many good books, I guess that at this point I'm flooding.

>3 grizzly @ 2022/03/20 04:50

>>1
>>2
Thank you for your reply!

Thank you so much for so many interesting suggestions!
Probably your suggestions can be useful to anyone reading this post.

Thanks again!