Category Archives: Books

What on earth happened?

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I’m going to finish reading this amazing book which combines natural science and natural history in the most comprehensive and brief way possible.

A delight for anyone who wants to know “What on earth happened?”

A video showing the author, Christopher Lloyd, trying to explain everything in 20 minutes

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How to Think More About Sex

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I recently read this book ‘How to Think More About Sex’ by Alain de Botton. I liked how the author explains everything objectively without loosing the truth about the incredible power sex has on us. 

Excerpt i like… 

Without sex, we would be dangerously invulnerable. We might believe we were not ridiculous. We wouldn’t know rejection and humiliation so intimately. We could age respectably, get used to our privileges and think we understood what was going on. We might disappear into numbers and words alone. It is sex that creates a necessary havoc in the ordinary hierarchies of power, status, money and intelligence.

Source : http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/02/14/how-to-think-more-about-sex-alain-de-botton/

Also watch this video which the author explains his thoughts on the subject

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osd9AKRCFRM

only when we arrive

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🙂 Who doesn’t find this strip worth smiling at?

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I tell you all this because it’s worth recognizing that there is no such thing as an overnight success. You will do well to cultivate the resources in yourself that bring you happiness outside of success or failure. The truth is, most of us discover where we are headed when we arrive. At that time, we turn around and say, yes, this is obviously where I was going all along. It’s a good idea to try to enjoy the scenery on the detours, because you’ll probably take a few. – Bill Watterson, creator of the beloved Calvin and Hobbes comic strip at Kenyon College

Read more at Brainpickings.org :  May 20, 1990: Advice on Life and Creative Integrity from Calvin and Hobbes Creator Bill Watterson