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How to Be Human by Ruby Wax
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Let's say 3.5 on this one. I liked bits of it. The first chapter about evolution is quite funny if but it seems sometimes a bit simplistic. And it's a theme throughout the book, sometimes it feels like the author is reducing everything to her own experience a little too much, especially in the chapter about relationships.

I liked how everything goes through the different points of view of the neuroscientist who tries to explain where in the brain stuff happens (turns out we still don't know much at all) and the monk giving his own view of it.

I liked the chapter about forgiveness and that's the one I want to explore more. I mean, it sounds corny and cheesy but really the idea that holding onto a grudge is hurting more you than the subject of said grudge does sound liberating and cathartic.

I'll be completely honest in saying that I did none of the exercises but if anything this book convinced me to persevere more with that headspace subscription.
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Reading Progress

February 4, 2018 – Shelved
February 4, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
August 9, 2018 – Started Reading
August 10, 2018 –
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August 21, 2018 –
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August 22, 2018 –
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August 23, 2018 – Finished Reading

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Jason Thorne I pretty well agree with this review. If you are interested in forgiveness, have a look at this:

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