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Distraction by Damon  Young
Distraction: A Philosopher's Guide To Being Free
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This book is a lot deeper than its title suggests. It is insightful, witty and inspiring. Read it. Here's the appetizer

"To be human is to be finite. Because of this, the good life warrants an ongoing struggle to be clear about what’s important, and
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I set out reading this book already believing what he tries to say, that materialism is bad and doesn’t fulfil you. But I find this book annoying, full of endless boring anecdotal interviews, confirming what he already decides from the start instead ...more
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