The Road to Hell | Book Review of Notes from Underground by Dostoevsky

Not sure if you’ve ever read Russian literature (I know I avoided it in high school). But, if you haven’t it is something unique. In Notes From Underground, Fyodor Dostoevsky shows how someone paves the road to hell for himself by how they think and act. So, in today’s episode, we’ll take a look into the psyche of a man on that path to learn from his mistakes. Buy your Copy of Notes from Underground here.

Where’s the Road to Hell?

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn says “The battleline between good and evil runs through the heart of every man,” however, he doesn’t mention where Heaven and Hell are found. By following the character in Notes From Underground, you will see how one takes the road to Hell. The battle between good and evil may run through every heart, but the battle between Heaven and Hell happens in every action we take. In this book, you’ll follow the thoughts and actions of a man on the road to hell. If you’d like to read it, you can grab your copy here.

“The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.”

John Milton

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Why you should read Notes From Underground

“The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.”

Fyodor Dostoevsky

The reason you should read this book is to learn the source of your unhappiness, which is most likely you. While reading this work, you’ll see how much you get in the way of your own happiness. Like I said above, we find Hell by choosing it daily. Unlike this world, the places we end up in the next are choices we make based on how we live. But, those things can come to be in this world. So, will you choose the road to hell or the Road to Heaven?

200. Restoring Old Homes with Beauty and Purpose Conversation of Our Generation

I've talked to a couple of architects and discussed the charm of local neighborhoods. In my conversation with Bill Martin, we discussed restoring old homes. And, we talked about his philosophy on how to do that in a way that serves his client and is in keeping with the neighborhood. Furthermore, he does this with sustainability as a primary focus as well. If you're interested in learning more, listen below to understand his philosophy. You can also find more about Bill's work here. https://conversationofourgeneration.com/2021/03/01/restoring-old-homes-with-beauty-and-purpose/(opens in a new tab) "Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness." -Frank Gehry Restoring Old Homes After a while, homes need to be touched up. Even if they're in good shape, people may want to change them to fit a new style of living. So, restoring old homes is important if we don't want to tear down and rebuild. It is also a more efficient and sustainable way of updating a home than tearing down and rebuilding. The practicality of restoration, I think, is clear. But, there is something to maintaining the character and history of a home and not getting rid of it. Doing it With Beauty And Purpose Bill does this with beauty. He focuses on creating an aesthetically impressive home that is in keeping with the neighborhood. Instead of trying to fuel his ego, he seeks to build something for the client and the community. Building with purpose is another part of this, ensuring that his building serves the client and the community. His approach that recognizes the need to balance these different uses and economic factors is unique. More architects should learn about his philosophy, which he calls E-FABism. "Great buildings that move the spirit have always been rare. In every case they are unique, poetic, products of the heart." -Arthur Erickson — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/conofourgen/support
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