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RE: What book changed your life?
(07-20-2017 10:12 AM)PapayaTapper Wrote:  [Image: 51FK8v5xOtL._SX327_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg]

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Its too bad his infomercial image has overpowered the content of his work because it ts the real deal

What differentiates that book from the average "eat right, positive affirmation, be pro active, workout, learn more earn more" self help book?

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07-21-2017 07:54 AM
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RE: What book changed your life?
I read Dostoyevsky's 'Crime and Punishment' and 'Notes From The Underground' recently, both really blew me away.

He explored egoism, self-addiction, and man's will to suffer in ways that I had never encountered before. Both are very profound books.
07-22-2017 01:04 AM
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RE: What book changed your life?
(07-21-2017 07:54 AM)Thrill Jackson Wrote:  
(07-20-2017 10:12 AM)PapayaTapper Wrote:  [Image: 51FK8v5xOtL._SX327_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg]

[Image: 51lXzR%2BxTOL._AC_UL160_.jpg]

Its too bad his infomercial image has overpowered the content of his work because it ts the real deal

What differentiates that book from the average "eat right, positive affirmation, be pro active, workout, learn more earn more" self help book?


The amount of reinforcement as well as diving into the reasons for why things work. It definitely helps people like myself who have this "intellectual wall" thinking all this kind of stuff is BS.

Is Robbins a salesman? Absolutely- but I don't believe he's selling a terrible product.
07-23-2017 08:30 PM
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RE: What book changed your life?
The intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham. A classic book on investing that is still relevant decades later.
07-24-2017 02:48 AM
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RE: What book changed your life?
A Conflict of Visions by Thomas Sowell - I changed my view of man, society and the possibilities of social change after reading this book. This book is fundamentally about how the Left (the unconstrained vision) and the right (the constrained vision) views the world and their general approach to social problems. Sowell notes in the beginning that many individuals hold the same or similar opinions on political issues and he explores the assumptions about the world that are common among people that hold certain political views. Sowell notes in the preface "We will do almost anything for our visions, except think about them." This book allows the reader to think about their views of the world as well as others' views.
07-25-2017 01:39 PM
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RE: What book changed your life?
John Toland: The Last 100 Days: The Tumultuous and Controversial Story of the Final Days of World War II in Europe

The sheer amount of information contained in that book in regards to the end of the Second World War is immense. Its an old book but filled with information I never was taught in school. I had to seek it out. What happened to the Germans fleeing East Prussia, Danzig, Konigsberg was mind blowing. He's considered a conspiracy theorist because of a book he wrote about Pearl Habor. That being said his information he shares in the book I've mentioned is valuable.

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RE: What book changed your life?
Ecclesiastes has really been hitting me deep as of late. Ive read it many times and each time I read it again, something more profound is revealed to me.
07-29-2017 06:12 PM
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RE: What book changed your life?
The Game- I could literally say had the most profound change in my life because it opened up a whole new world for me. If I never found The Game, I would have never learned pick up, and I would have never been red pilled. It got me interested in self development, gave me hope and made me believe that I could better my circumstances with personal responsibility.

Other books: 48 Laws of Power, Influence, and Hannibal And Me
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RE: What book changed your life?
Lessons from history - explains the recurring themes in history, how everything comes eventually full circle
08-03-2017 08:29 PM
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RE: What book changed your life?
Most books I read after I've started thinking about doing something, so I can't credit them for moving me to change.

But Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life by Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus immediately changed how I view material possessions, and the changes I've made are still in effect today.

The Millionaire Fastlane helped clarify my opposition to the 'get rich slowly' mindset that is so common.
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08-03-2017 09:32 PM
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RE: What book changed your life?
All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren

I bought this book from a street vendor for 20 cents when I was 15 years old. The amount of red pill knowledge is astounding in this book: from beta bux to alpha fucks to political scandals and blackmail. Just do yourself a favor and read it.

Also read An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser and The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck.
08-09-2017 02:59 AM
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Delete, bad joke
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08-09-2017 04:25 AM
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RE: What book changed your life?
Boundaries of Order by Butler Shaffer. Anyone read it?

Mind blowing to me.
08-22-2017 11:15 AM
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RE: What book changed your life?
Shakespeare's plays, the Bible, Aristotle's Ethics, The Oresteia (it's so good), The Book of Mormon (seriously underrated, especially the political commentary), Les Miserables, Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov (it's like my mind and soul put in a book), and Tolstoy's Resurrection.

I know that's more than one, but as the saying goes, "beware the man of one book."
08-24-2017 12:34 PM
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RE: What book changed your life?
(08-24-2017 12:34 PM)Laska Wrote:  Shakespeare's plays, the Bible, Aristotle's Ethics, The Oresteia (it's so good), The Book of Mormon (seriously underrated, especially the political commentary), Les Miserables, Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov (it's like my mind and soul put in a book), and Tolstoy's Resurrection.

I know that's more than one, but as the saying goes, "beware the man of one book."

I'm with you on everything except the Book of Mormon. Too full of "verilys."

Sounds like someone read the King James Bible once and tried to start his own religion.

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RE: What book changed your life?
The Poetic Edda, and the Prose Edda.

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^ Young blade, meeting the wind age with a grin, a sharp bearded axe and sunglasses because who the fuck cares if the wolves caught the sun chariot , the glasses stay, biatches!

The skalds sing on...!

We move between light and shadow, mutually influencing and being influenced through shades of gray...
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RE: What book changed your life?
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(Today 11:34 AM)Laska Wrote:
Shakespeare's plays, the Bible, Aristotle's Ethics, The Oresteia (it's so good), The Book of Mormon (seriously underrated, especially the political commentary), Les Miserables, Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov (it's like my mind and soul put in a book), and Tolstoy's Resurrection.

I know that's more than one, but as the saying goes, "beware the man of one book."

I'm with you on everything except the Book of Mormon. Too full of "verilys."

Sounds like someone read the King James Bible once and tried to start his own religion." His quote ends here (I don't know how this quote system works).

Me: That's what I thought for a while, but when I started learning about early English syntax for a writing project, and was going through texts to better familiarize myself. I found the Bible, like Shakespeare, to be written in a heavily latinized English, whereas The Book of Mormon seemed very close to early modern English. You get things like, "they labored with their mights," or you find in the very first passage a sentence about "goodly parents" in the context of being wealthy. I'm no expert, though. It's a book you expect it to be a lot of emphatic religious noise, but its a dark horse among books if you can get into it.

Also, I want to add that Tolstoy's War and Peace was transforming: Anatole had game, plus it shows imperfect, but happy families pre-women's movement, and it's extremely fast paced, realistic, and Epic! Roosh should read it if he hasn't already.
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RE: What book changed your life?
Stumbled across this thread and figured it was worth a bump. For me it was a combination of "Free Will" by Sam Harris and "Why Buddhism is True" by Robert Wright.

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RE: What book changed your life?
The Culture of Critique - Kevin Macdonald
11-24-2019 10:16 PM
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RE: What book changed your life?
The Art of Dreaming - Carlos Castaneda.
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RE: What book changed your life?
How to Win Friends and Influence People - Classic

Trust Me, I’m Lying - Made me realize that I can’t trust MSM

The Story of O - Totally ruined my White Knight persona. Basically a 50 shades of gray kind of book. Not recommended, but important to me.

After talking to a young lady for a while, she told me “Even though your skin is black, I can tell your heart is white.”
11-24-2019 10:47 PM
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RE: What book changed your life?
I go back and forth on the Q phenomenon, but I will say this: if Q turns out to be real, and what he’s been saying will happen turns out to happen, then the book “Revolution Q,” by Neon Revolt, will retroactively become one of the most important American political books ever written.

The amount of research that went into this book is hard to even comprehend. I’m not just saying this because his website once promoted my book, either - I’ve been reading it all day and it puts a lot of current events in perspective.

Jewish convert to Orthodox Christianity and best-selling author of "On The Masons And Their Lies."
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RE: What book changed your life?
The life changing magic of tidying up by Marie Kondo along with goodbye, things by Fumio Sasaki - Have greatly helped me reduce clutter over over the last 4 years as well as ditching needless consumerism and most importantly always keeping my place organized and tidy.

Can't hurt me by David Goggins. Only non self help book I read that made me do what all the self help books I read didn't.

Edit: Also the Alchemist by Paulo Coelho - Very quick read that reminds me to keep chasing what I want in life and to not settle because its the easy way.
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(11-25-2019 12:15 AM)MichaelWitcoff Wrote:  I go back and forth on the Q phenomenon, but I will say this: if Q turns out to be real, and what he’s been saying will happen turns out to happen, then the book “Revolution Q,” by Neon Revolt, will retroactively become one of the most important American political books ever written.

The amount of research that went into this book is hard to even comprehend. I’m not just saying this because his website once promoted my book, either - I’ve been reading it all day and it puts a lot of current events in perspective.

Please for the love of GSBH will someone solve the mystery of Q!!

I am completely divided on this as well.

“That sig BTW is a very asinine anti-family anti-parent quote. You live in a country where 40% of children grow up without a biological father, yet somehow “the greatest burden a child must bear is the unlived life of its parents”? Sorry but this is fruity Boomer nonsense.”

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