Human nature has to be discovered through stories and philosophy, not by science. We're more than our bodies, and stories help us learn that.
How does elitism change the way people think? A Nasty Story by Dostoevsky shows what happens when an elite falls prey to his pride.
Today, I want to talk about the first book of the The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Fellowship of the Ring. I think we're in a place where each of us has had something similar to Frodo thrust upon us. In the book, Gandalf basically says that we don't ask for these hard times, but when they come, we have to deal with it. This comes up as Frodo is lamenting about how he has to bear this burden and fight to save the world. Even though he did nothing to deserve his fate, he has to take responsibility and go on this journey.
We can learn a lot from history and literature, so I take a look at Henry VI by Shakespeare to find what we can learn about civil unrest.
Titus Andronicus is a beautiful tragedy out of the collection of William Shakespeare's works. I think it's important for modern people to read tragedies from the past. We are so disconnected from our history and heritage that it's easy to dissociate from what they went through. Obviously, this is a fictional story; however, there is a way that we can see what our forefathers experienced in these stories. These are real depictions of what life was like, although fictionalized. And, in this book review, I'll explain why you should read this masterpiece from Shakespeare.
Action thrillers are some of my favorite movies, and this book really has that feel to it. A newspaper reporter with a checkered past stumbles on a story that he can't believe, and tries not to, but the evidence is something he has to follow up on. When he looks into it, he ends up on an adventure that is hard to believe.
Looking for a great adventure story? The Old Man and the Sea by Hemingway is a fantastic tale of grit and determination. Find out why.
There are three ways to understand the human experience. 1. Subject encased in an object 2. Subject emanating from an object 3. Subject and object intertwined inextricably Which describes your experience?
Want to see how trends affect you? Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell is a look into opportunities and the people who made the most of them. Learn what it takes to be successful:
Looking for a good piece of fiction for this weekend? Dive into one of my favorite books by Andrew Klavan. Check out my review and grab it through my affiliate link to support the Conversation of Our Generation
While I have no problem looking at the world and seeing the spiritual realm as well. I am not a materialist. But, for those who are, this book will bring that out of you. In The Soul of the World, Roger Scruton explores the spirit behind the music, art, and architecture and in doing so... Continue Reading →
Looking for some good reads while you're locked down at home? Today we'll take a look at some of the books I've enjoyed recently and get some ideas flowing.