Every Book I Read This Year – 2016

readers-leadersLet me start this post by wishing everyone reading a very “Happy New Year.” 

A few years ago I decided that I wasn’t reading as much as I would’ve liked, and I made a resolution to read at least 2 books per month.

I was out of practice, and sitting down for several minutes on end in deep concentration was not easy.

Like most adults living in the “Age of Information,” my brain had adapted to quick bouts of stimulus from multiple sources spread out across the day.

I decided to treat this endeavor as a form of mental exercising, and I started with a slow, gradual approach, just as I would any type of athletic pursuit.

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Know Thyself

 

socratesWho am I?

What is my purpose?

What is the meaning of life? 

Humans have been asking these questions for centuries.

I personally struggle with them on a daily basis, and have done so for quite some time.

Knowledge of self, or self actualization, is defined as the realization or fulfillment of one’s talents and potentialities, especially considered as a drive or need present in everyone.

In philosophy, it’s considered the highest of all human needs.

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Healthy Fats, Good Carbs, Clean Protein – Part 1

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I generally don’t like them because they tend to do more harm than good.

When folks ascribe to a particular ideology or way of thinking, they tend to cease viewing the world in an objective way.

If there’s anything I’ve learned in my short amount of time on this earth, it’s that very seldom are things either completely one way or the other.

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