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    Quote Originally Posted by allosaurus View Post
    Is it? I've been avoiding watching it because sometimes movies don't do books justice. I should give it a try. I've read the book 4 times now so I'm a little obsessed.
    I never read the book but my gf did and we watched the movie last night. She said the movie was pretty good in relation to the book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    Should read Fromm's To Have or To Be or Art of Being if you are interested in that topic
    Sounds like good additions to my reading list. This one is very clear and easy. He does advocate religion as a tool for resistance to advertising and consumerism, which some may dislike, but as a believer, I find it helpful....
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    The fox knows many things--the hedgehog one big one.
    And I am not a hedgehog......

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    Jesus said "Blessed are the peacemakers" not "blessed are the conflict avoiders.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SearchingforPeace View Post
    Sounds like good additions to my reading list. This one is very clear and easy. He does advocate religion as a tool for resistance to advertising and consumerism, which some may dislike, but as a believer, I find it helpful....
    There's another book I got today, Erich Fromm: The courage to be human, author/editor Rainer Funk, who manages Fromm's estate, and its one of the clearer statements of Fromm's humanism I've read.

    Fromm was an atheist but totally and utterly enamoured with religion and religious traditions as actually or potentially humanistic and not simply human, all to human legacies. I find it an interesting a provocative perspective, although I dont need to be resigned to naturalism myself, I see nothing to be gained by it and nothing to be lost by super naturalistic thinking as I understand it.
    It is a luxury to be understood - Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities - Voltaire

    A kind thought is the hope of the world - Anon
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    Stoner by John Williams

    The Language Construction Kit by Mark Rosenfelder

    Write and Revise for Publication: A 6-Month Plan for Crafting an Exceptional Novel and Other Works of Fiction by Jack Smith

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    The Light Between Us. A psychic medium/high school English teacher tells her life story.
    If people had the emotional maturity to accept that others may have different views, the world would be a far better place.

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    How To Prove It by Velleman.

    Nothing new so far but a decent review of deductive logic and constructing formal proofs for the upcoming classes.

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    Walden by Henry David Thoreau. Gosh, he rambles so much. Like I get it people are slaves to society. I'm only on page 30, so hopefully it gets better.

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    Look what came in the mail today. Since my attention span basically doesn't exist it's gonna be tough to work through this, but I'm still excited.


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    The Black Swan by Taleb.

    Blurb:

    Currently dealing with that awkward feeling from reading a book that mirrors one's own outlook. Feels deceptive but I like Taleb's voice.

    Plus, the recursive irony is delightful~

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