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    Pretend someone tells you they are seeking wisdom, and will read whatever three books you recommend to obtain it.

    What would you suggest?

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    why don't you try to find wisdom in your life instead of a book?

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    "In Search of the Miraculous" P.D. Ouspenski

    "The Mark" Maurice Nicholl

    "Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson" G. I. Gurdjieff

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    "The Blue Cat of Castle Town" Catherine C. Coblentz
    "This Star Shall Abide" Sylvia Louise Engdahl
    "The Four Agreements" Don Miguel Ruiz
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    “That we are capable only of being what we are remains our unforgivable sin.” ― Gene Wolfe

    reminder to self: "That YOU that you are so proud of is a story woven together by your interpreter module to account for as much of your behavior as it can incorporate, and it denies or rationalizes the rest." "Who's in Charge? Free Will and the Science of the Brain" by Michael S. Gazzaniga

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    If you really want to learn something, take a look at coursera.org
    It's a free recourse for finding free online college courses, and for me it's a godsend. I'm taking a class on relationships through literature, a sociology class, and a song writing class, all of which I would otherwise not be able to afford.

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    That being said, Walt Whitman "Leaves of Grass" has one of the most amazing world views ever, Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights" shows some of the most impressive sociology views and social commentary ever if you are willing to read between the lions. Finally, "Einstein's Dream" by Alan Lightman is one of the most informative anythings ever.

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    - The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    - The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracián
    - War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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    I tried to read a book a few days ago. After two pages, I pushed it off the bed and said to myself "I could read a book if I wanted." So I'd recommend watching movies instead...I usually have more mental stamina than that, but I've been sick, and I know there's a book I should recommend, but I can't remember what it is...Well, anyways, I'm sure this has been really helpful to you. Good luck with your wisdom seeking.

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    I think wisdom comes part from experiences and part from reflecting.

    Books could be a part of that reflecting, but I have no idea which books I would recommend.
    Your kisses, sweeter than honey. But guess what, so is my money.

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