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I need a book that will show me how to live a satisfying, challenging life and point out why a mindless, drifting life is fundamentally shit

>> No.7221676

betrand russell, conquest of happiness
mihaly csiskzentmihalyi, flow

>> No.7221703

epicureanism, love

>> No.7221739

is love a book?

>> No.7222006

best epicurean books?

>> No.7222052

you cannot be epicurean without being a buddha first

>> No.7222058

The Bible

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go get 'em champ

>> No.7222117

Don Juan by Moliere

>> No.7222663


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Epicurus' writing
Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Marx's Das Kapital
Stirner's The Ego and It's Own
Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking

>> No.7223982

the god delusion

>> No.7224008

Revolt of the Masses by Ortega y Gasset

>> No.7225153

When I read this book it felt like the author was just furiously masturbating me throughout. It was a lot like reading Nietzsche's essays on intellectuals, normal people, etc.

>> No.7225172

masturbating as in validating you?

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Katie always validates me

>> No.7225236

Just a few people like you make this a disturbing place

>> No.7225246


Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning

>> No.7225270

the good life can be lived anywhere, any time, in any circumstance

it consists of dispassionate contemplation of God

>> No.7226670

red and black by stendhal is p good

>> No.7226711

>teach me how to be a sheep and follow the advice of some other clueless sheep

>> No.7226718

Stunning critique.

>> No.7226725

where are these essays gathered?

>> No.7226759

Several books will show you how to live the life you want to live, but none of them will give it to you because it doesn't exist. Life is mistake, life is accident, life is problem. The answers are not in religion, in books, in science, in reason, in your friends, in your family, not even in yourself. There are no answers.

>> No.7226765

>le deep, vague cynic man

we sure don't have enough of those these days, good work

>> No.7226800

He's right.

>> No.7226812

if books were a religion, you'd be right. i think of them as living as someone else and the experience merely contributes to my thoughts, it doesn't form them

>> No.7226817

Brilliant analysis.

>> No.7226826

The Space Between Dreams. K'an- rare book from 1999

>> No.7226886

Tip top back to reddit faggot

>> No.7226908


Read Gooseberries by Chekhov. The story is a warning against settling in to a comfortable, easy life.

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Behead All Satans

It's a modern day Mein Kampf, only funnier.

>> No.7228599

Read Goosebumps.

>> No.7228605

Self-help books. Spiritually, Richard Carlson (M.D.) has helped me immensely with "Don't Sweat The Small Stuff ... And It's All Small Stuff" by teaching me to be more tolerant and loving of others and to minimize an overwhelming sense of solipsism by taking the back seat to other people.

>> No.7228612

"don't serve yourself, serve me instead", the most cucked ideological policy (this is not a philosophy). just what i'd expect from a self help book tbqh (to be quack honest)

>> No.7228619

That would be an understandable position if it wasn't a misinterpretation. Did you Google it, even?

>> No.7228629

nice, glad2see that you've properly represented yourself in your post. if what you're doing is "minimizing an overwhelming sense of solipsism by taking the back seat to other people" then my criticism holds true.
If it isn't, then you got me (by saying one thing and meaning another altogether)

>> No.7228635

he's trolling, or reading stirner has convinced him the thing he was missing in his life was assertiveness, which plenty of self-help books could have told him

>> No.7228640

actually reading stirner didn't tell me I was missing anything. it just mediates my power fantasy by stroking my dick for my already held narcissistic schadenfreude

>> No.7228643


>> No.7228734

It means you ought to listen closer to other people. To not strive to always interrupt or relate your own story or infer. People love to be listened to.

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Well that says a lot about you, if true.

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