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RedJhon

RedJhon

Joined December 2019

Been reading non-fiction for a while, would love any suggestions on fiction :)
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Sadhguru spitting facts

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That's a nice way to put it :)

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It actually is fascinating!

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Never thought of feelings as an 'evolutionary rationality', very interesting outlook!!

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Thinking, Fast and Slow | Daniel Kahneman
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This book has many of the greatest insights into human mind. Our various biases, presumptuous and faults are thoroughly discussed with proper research.

Although it's not a casual read. One has to take time to read it.

I'll probably read it again sometime soon :)

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Starting this today. I already read Sapiens and Homo Deus, hope it's gonna be a great ride as the other two

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Nietzsche: The Gay Science: With a Prelude in German Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs | Friedrich Nietzsche, Bernard Williams, Josefine Nauckhoff
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Your daily dose of Nietzsche

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Thinking, Fast and Slow | Daniel Kahneman
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We are as far from rationality as we are from the next closest galaxy

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Nietzsche: The Gay Science: With a Prelude in German Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs | Friedrich Nietzsche, Bernard Williams, Josefine Nauckhoff
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Keep those Aphorisms coming my man😋

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Thinking, Fast and Slow | Daniel Kahneman
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Guess our social media has been using the same strategy to highlight bullshit 😂

llcoolnate 👌 👌 2y
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Nietzsche: The Gay Science: With a Prelude in German Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs | Friedrich Nietzsche, Bernard Williams, Josefine Nauckhoff
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Guess we're in this age?

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Nietzsche: The Gay Science: With a Prelude in German Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs | Friedrich Nietzsche, Bernard Williams, Josefine Nauckhoff
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Absolutely love his no BS straightforward attitude

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Nietzsche: The Gay Science: With a Prelude in German Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs | Friedrich Nietzsche, Bernard Williams, Josefine Nauckhoff
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My new reading list. What do y'all think??

Please recommend me more books haha

SW-T Liked Thinking, Fast and Slow. You‘ve got an interesting selection of titles there. 😊 2y
RedJhon @SW-T thank you!😄 Have you any other suggestions for me? 2y
SW-T Fiction? Nonfiction? Reading is subjective so these may or may not interest you, but here goes. Fiction: Parable of the Sower, Octavia Butler, or 2y
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SW-T A fun, and in my opinion underrated, fiction read 2y
SW-T Historical fiction: The Monk, Matthew Lewis, anything by Thomas Hardy, or 2y
SW-T Nonfiction reads The Black Count, Tom Reiss, Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari, The Story of Sushi, Trevor Corson, or 2y
SW-T Cookbooks Jerusalem, Yotam Ottolenghi or 2y
RedJhon Wow thanks for the wonderful suggestions. Appreciate you giving your time for this😄 2y
SW-T @RedJhon Most welcome! I don‘t read a lot of horror but Grady Hendrix is good and The Arena by Rafi Kohan is good if you‘re a sports fan. Happy reading to you! 🙂 2y
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Nietzsche: The Gay Science: With a Prelude in German Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs | Friedrich Nietzsche, Bernard Williams, Josefine Nauckhoff
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He used such strong language that it totally caught me off guard!! Absolutely brilliant 😋

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It started off slow, but now I don't wanna stop reading it!!

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It almost feels like an excerpt on black holes from his "A brief history of time" further dumbed down for non physicists to understand.

David Shukman's commentary throughout was entertaining.

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A Brief History of Time | Stephen Hawking
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If I'm pissed at someone for something they did in the past, would it be a passage through thermodynamic arrow of time or psychological arrow or both?

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How's it going people?

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The Order of Time | Carlo Rovelli
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An amazing summary of our understanding of time. Without using any equations, Rovelli drives home the nature of universe (as per the current understanding) and how different fields impact one another resulting in the so called passage of time.

There were a couple of tough paragraphs that could do your head, nonetheless a great read.

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The Order of Time | Carlo Rovelli

It's an amazing read on the concept of time... Time and time again, our understanding of time has been questioned and put to test.

Carlo Rovelli, a theoretical physicist himself debunks the myths of time. When we talk about present, what does it mean? Will there be a common present for two people?

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This is a fair detail on how mindfulness can help one's well-being. I've been meditating fairly regularly for months now and I can vouch for the positive effects on one's brain and body.
Andy's efforts on demystifying mediation and simplifying it are particularly noteworthy.

achalla I was wanting to read the book after using the mobile app. I will make sure I do it now 😊 2y
RedJhon @achalla go for it. App is great and all but I personally loved to read about his life. Do you meditate regularly? 2y
achalla @RedJhon I am still trying to practice meditation on a daily basis! I had heard about the app so started using it a few months back and it's later that I got to know about the book. 2y
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RedJhon @achalla I see. I think this lockdown is the best time to indulge yourself a bit into meditation!! If you don't feel like sitting and meditating, you could always try being mindful doing your everyday chores 2y
achalla @RedJhon That's exactly what I love about the app. They keep me aware of my thoughts and actions while I carry on with my daily routine 😊 2y
RedJhon @achalla yeah, I really liked the mindfulness when walking. Made me enjoy the little strides😅😅 2y
RedJhon Btw, how's your weekend going? 2y
achalla @RedJhon So far so good! How are things at your end? 2y
RedJhon @achalla it's been boring lol I thought of finishing a book but I lost the will somehow... Although I binged True Detective, hbu? 2y
achalla @RedJhon It's been a lazy weekend for me too! Although I did catch up on my reading 😀 2y
RedJhon @achalla lucky you!! Whatcha reading lately? 2y
achalla I am reading My Sister's Keeper and The Power of Habit. Had heard a lot about Jodi Picoult so decided to start with this one. 2y
RedJhon @achalla interesting. Can you give me a summary of My sister's keeper? 2y
achalla Very briefly, it a story about a 13 year old girl Anna who was genetically engineered to serve as a bone marrow donor for her older sister who is fighting leukemia. Anna decides to sue her parents for the legal rights to her body! The story has been written from the point of view of various central characters.. 2y
RedJhon Damn bone marrow transplants are painful as hell, no wonder the girl wants to sue her parents 2y
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Beyond Good and Evil | Friedrich Nietzsche
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Starting it today. Hope to finish it by Sunday :D

What are your plans for the weekend?

veritysalter I am in awe of anyone who will read Nietzsche for fun. I dreaded Nietzsche and Heidegger at university. German philosophy is beyond me. 2y
RedJhon @veritysalter I gotta admit it's not an easy read. Especially with the numerous references Nietzche draws from other philosophers!! Would you recommend any other books? 2y
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Have you ever thought about how we evolved as a human? Why we're the only existing human species? What made our lives the way they're today?

Harari did a tremendous amount of research for this and I could see that in every chapter, every paragraph of the book.
I'm not even exaggerating when I say this is the most interesting book on history I ever read.

SW-T Enjoyed this one. Very interesting read. 2y
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The misfortunes of the animals in meat processing industries is heartbreaking. Are we becoming more and more inhumane as we're "progressing"?

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This is the grand finale for the trilogy. After learning the secrets of Nagas and the dark side of Meluha, Shiva decides to visit the country of Vayuputras who presumably have nukes. This book primarily revolves around on his time in Pariha.

There's a traumatic end which I'd rather not spoil.

Go for it.

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This is the continuation of THE IMMORTALS OF MELUHA. Shiva explores the so called cursed and dreaded lands of the Nagas, their customs and culture.
This further leads to a startling revelation on how Meluha has had a direct impact on the Nagas.
Enjoyable read.

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The author tried to explain the ancient Indian epic Ramayana by breaking it down into three chunks.
This is the first piece with spotlight on Ram.
I loved the narration throughout the book. Amish has a flair to make you experience the moments in first person.
Would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn a thing or two about ancient India...

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I loved the narration. The use of ancient English (nothing complicated) and the way the author stuck to his point till the end were noteworthy.

In a nutshell it's a short summary on how one can get richer managing their personal finances. The book is around 200 pages and kept me hooked throughout.

I'd highly suggest it to someone interested in managing their personal finances.

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I'd say the title is at least a bit misleading. The author tries to bring into light the fact that we only have limited time and f*ucks, so they outta be spent wisely.. Couple of interesting points. Good read for anyone interested in self-help section.

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Love this take on religions. Harari is a genius when it comes to writing backed by proper research

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The British of the 18th and 19th century were unquestionably the most barbaric rulers the world has witnessed. The atrocities they committed in the name of imperialism are heartbreaking.

So many avoidable famines were overlooked just because they didn't think those lives deserved to be protected

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Did Mr. Harari predict the Facebook-Cambridge analytica scandal?!

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"You cannot experience something if you don't have the necessary sensitivity, and you cannot develop your sensitivity except by undergoing a long string of experiences"

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"Our acts can be no wiser that our thoughts. Our thinking can be no wiser than our understanding."

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It took just a piece of bread to make a starving medieval peasant joyful. How do you bring joy to a bored, overpaid and overweight engineer ?

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The Prince | Niccol Machiavelli
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Great read if you're into the politics of the old times. Nicolo Machiavelli perfectly explained the decision making policy of various princes with a focus on the political situations of that time.
Additionally, it has a very sophisticated vocabulary which made me hooked to it.
A 120 page marvel.

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Everybody thinks they need to do God's work. If God is Almighty, do you have to do his work? No. You just mind your own business. But too many people are doing God's work on the planet, and that is the biggest ego, but it gets so well polished and smooth that nobody can catch it. It is so slippery.

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Think and Grow Rich | Napoleon Hill
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"Success requires no explanations, Failure permits no alibis"

Have a great weekend people.

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This book opened my mind on so many levels. Never have I before believed the need for financial freedom. I highly recommend this book to people who have just gotten out of college.

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I'm halfway through finishing Rich Dad Poor Dad, it really made me realize a lot about the way everyone, including me are caught in the "rat race" without even realizing.
I'd say it's a must read for anyone who wanna be "financially literate"

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Immortals of Meluha | Amish Tripathi
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A good read for those who want to indulge into Indian history.
The language is easy to follow and the author's style is intriguing.

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Man's Search for Meaning | Viktor E Frankl
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It's one of those books that would make you question your life and your choices.
The author, being a holocaust survivor himself, thoroughly portrays the living conditions of the victims.
And the author's take on human psyche is just something one should read at least once in their life.

llcoolnate My intro book to nonfiction and my attempts to actually learn haha 2y
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