The Pathology of Normalcy by Erich Fromm

Is an individual sane when he or she is adjusted to an insane society? Probably this question is what most describes how pathological it is to be normal, to blend in. Societies we live in are to us, humans, like water to fish - swimming our entire lives in the same pond we never notice... Continue Reading →

Nature; Addresses, and Lectures by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emerson is madly in love with the world, the life, the nature and it glows out of every word, sentence, comma, letter he has written. He loves life and respects the nature and human intelligence that much, he praises them in every way possible. His style is impeccable, yet hard to grasp at once. It... Continue Reading →

Eye of the Revival by Pyotr Levin

The Russian author tells his story from the nineties how coincidence took him to a monastery in Tibet. There, a lama taught him ancient exercises that preserve one's energy. The monks living there practice them to be immortal. He mentions of people over one hundred and fifty years, looking no more than fifty. The western... Continue Reading →

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

Our world is embedded with the glorification of rational thinking - every business must have a plan, every war a strategy, every decision an explanation. As Gladwell shows in Blink, though, things rarely go according to plan, especially when following the plan depends on various uncontrollable factors, such as the weather, other people or our own feelings. We... Continue Reading →

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