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Origin of Why: The Proven Purpose and Meaning of Life (English Edition) Kindle版
The Scariest thing I've read since Silence of The Lambs
Read it before you plan to jump off the bridge..i did and its why i'm still here. Can't recommend it enough!
- Francis Moore
Will anger some people And thats good because it crushes sacred cows we never question! Loved it - hope to see another - Katie Duggan
Probably the real "Origin" is in this book...i just pushed through the new Dan Brown book "Origin" and some similarities (Brown obviously focuses on religions while this book doesn't) but this one really tries to give an answer. Likely my delusion that a fiction book would try to give a believable Origin: A Novel answer to what life is about - John Wall
- ASIN : B07914RPKF
- 出版社 : Prosperist Publishers (2018/1/13)
- 発売日 : 2018/1/13
- 言語 : 英語
- ファイルサイズ : 7453 KB
- 同時に利用できる端末数 : 無制限
- Text-to-Speech（テキスト読み上げ機能） : 有効
- X-Ray : 有効にされていません
- Word Wise : 有効
- 本の長さ : 468ページ
I really didn't think it was going to give the answer to the meaning of life, but having the word "proven purpose and meaning of life" in its title did get my interest, thankfully i was wrong and no time/money wasted. Most students taught philosophy will likely agree that we never directly explore the "meaning of life" question in our studies. But when you think of it, like this book says, if you don't answer this foundational question then you wont have a good enough reason to stay alive. Leading to most life problems, especially bad ones...depression, suicide etc. Its a shame that the closest that Uni gets to an answer is "meaning is what you make it".... which is no answer at all.
Not here. To begin with the free time graph was a shock! at least to me. I never had that idea enter my brain before. It got me thinking alot. If you think you have 70+ years to live or whatever, your likely wrong, i was.
Plus upfront you see a real simple comic strip series breaking down the core concepts seen through the entire book which is heaps helpful.
Grigorov begins by tackling the meaning of life head on in the first chapter. Not in some soapy imprecise way but by rebutting many objections to why even bother exploring the question straight off the bat. He then shows what criteria the book will use to provide the answer. I should say when i read this section it was really refreshing as most books even here on amazon aimed at the topic of the meaning of life or purpose of life disappointingly don't give any answer. They just summarise all the answers out there without having the guts to say "hey this one here seems best and heres why". Sam Harris in his book The Moral Landscape The Moral Landscape comes close but it from memory doesn't take it to its inevitable conclusion - i.e -to explain why should the answer (to the meaning of life) change anything in my life and what should change, and how....
Thats what happens next. The answer (which is summarised into a sentence) is broken down into its parts and Vito Grigorov shows how it applies to all the actions in your life. To be clear- i thought of it as a filter or a pair of sunglasses for viewing the world. Much like learning a new language, new words make you see things differently than before. Same happens here.
Cool parts for me were chapters 3,4,5 as history and economics were some weak points in my past. It may be just me but i learned enough to yesterday have a chat about economics for the first time with a friend who works advisor.
Nearing the end if your on board with the meaning of life as its explained there are clear solutions both for you as a reader and also policy recommendations for governments and companies on what to do next. Sprinkled through the pages are Q/A boxes which force you to question your own life which did make me think twice on a few things.
It was hard to find things to disagree with (be critical as we're taught to) for most of the chapters connect and makes sense. All is based on science or else empirical studies and methods. The falsification method to test the books premise is pretty interesting.
Maybe i haven't read widely enough but so far what i got from Origin of Why has shifted my plans for the future. Ill update if its been for the good :)