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BOOK REVIEW: Fragments by Heraclitus

BOOK REVIEW: Fragments by HeraclitusFragments by Heraclitus
Published by Penguin on 500 B.C.
Genres: Philosophy, Nonfiction, Classics
Pages: 128
Format: eBook
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five-stars

Written around twenty-five hundred years ago, Heraclitus declared that energy is the essence of the matter, that everything becomes energy in flux, in relativity. Fragments if a form of collected writings by the Greek, since the title and the context of the book both suggest that.

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five-stars

BOOK REVIEW: Become What You Are by Alan Watts

Become What You Are by Alan Watts
Genres: Philosophy, Nonfiction
five-stars

Pages: 146, Kindle Edition

First Published on:  1955

Cover Rating: 4/5

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This not the first Alan Watts book I have read. To read this one, I made myself familiar with his writing and philosophy by reading his other books such as The Wisdom of Insecurity (on someone’s recommendation in past) and listening to his teachings in past few weeks. It’s important to know your subject in most cases. In this case, even if you aren’t familiar with Watts’ philosophy, I’d suggest you to go ahead. However, a bit of familiarity only embraces curiosity. The title is the essence of this book, might point to another domino piece in the self-help genre but I can assure you that this text which was first published in 1955 holds the same amount of value and wisdom today as it did back then.

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five-stars

BOOK REVIEW: The Art of Non Conformity by Chris Guillebeau

The Art of Non Conformity by Chris Guillebeau
Genres: Nonfiction, Business, Entrepreneurship
five-stars

Do you want to decide for yourself with what to do in your life and create rules and live the way you want? Anyone who has the similar desire to be an individual should read The Art of Non-Conformity by Chris Guillebeau. This book conveys a simple message that might be hard to digest at times, but if you succeed in the process of digesting this message, you can pursue your dreams willingly. The message Guillebeau is wants you to focus on is there’s nothing wrong with being different. You don’t have to live your life the way other people expect you to.

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five-stars

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