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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

>>7221670
epicureanism, love

>> No.7221739

>>7221703
is love a book?

>> No.7222006

>>7221703
best epicurean books?

>> No.7222052

>>7221703
>>7222006
you cannot be epicurean without being a buddha first

>> No.7222058

The Bible

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7222068

go get 'em champ

>> No.7222117

>>7221670
Don Juan by Moliere

>> No.7222663

bump

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>>7221670
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

>>7224008
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

>>7225153
masturbating as in validating you?

>> No.7225223
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>>7225172
Katie always validates me

>> No.7225236

>>7225223
Just a few people like you make this a disturbing place

>> No.7225246

>>7221670

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

>>7221670
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

>>7226711
Stunning critique.

>> No.7226725

>>7225153
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

>>7226759
>le deep, vague cynic man

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

>> No.7226800

>>7226718
He's right.

>> No.7226812

>>7226711
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

>>7226800
Brilliant analysis.

>> No.7226826

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

>> No.7226886

>>7226759
Tip top back to reddit faggot

>> No.7226908

>>7221670

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

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7228593

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

>>7228605
"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

>>7228612
That would be an understandable position if it wasn't a misinterpretation. Did you Google it, even?

>> No.7228629

>>7228619
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

>>7228619
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

>>7228635
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

>>7228640
ah

>> No.7228734

>>7228629
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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>>7228640
Well that says a lot about you, if true.

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