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She was just like the rest of them—willfully ignorant, passionately believing in something because she surrounded herself with people who also passionately believed in the same thing. He knew the type, now—those who found it easier to ...more

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The Invention of Yesterday by Tamim Ansary
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On Disobedience by Erich Fromm
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Powerful. Short and to the point. Need to read his longer books to get more detail on how the author thinks.
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The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski
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The book that started it all, the books, the amazing game and the upcoming show on Netflix. Sapkowski has beautiful prose. No one writes fantasy like him. He takes fantasy troupes and twists it into deep, philosophical and moral issues. I can't belie ...more
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Winners Take All by Anand Giridharadas
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Probably one of the most important books of 2019. A scathing attack philanthropy and how it's hiding the systemic issues plaguing our world today. A must read for anyone passionate about charity and philanthropy.
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Winners Take All by Anand Giridharadas
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Probably one of the most important books of 2019. A scathing attack philanthropy and how it's hiding the systemic issues plaguing our world today. A must read for anyone passionate about charity and philanthropy.
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Winners Take All by Anand Giridharadas
He felt what it was like to live on the margins of human society. The restaurant took the long-standing but abstract facts of his life and staged them as a vivid performance. “You walk around a room where there is excess and plentifulness and people of economic means who actually have the disposable income to go out and eat and pay more than what the food actually cost to have a meal and drink nice wine,” Walker said. “And you walk around on the periphery of that room, and you are invisible. You’re invisible even when you are taking away the plates and cleaning up after people. You’re ...more
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Winners Take All by Anand Giridharadas
Walker had broken what in his circles were important taboos: Inspire the rich to do more good, but never, ever tell them to do less harm; inspire them to give back, but never, ever tell them to take less; inspire them to join the solution, but never, ever accuse them of being part of the problem.
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The technology, which had made the service easier to procure, had also changed the nature of the interaction. The one-click app obscured the messy human reality of the working people behind it, who now had less bargaining power.
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Love Sense by Sue Johnson
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Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
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Dan Simmons
“Have you ever noticed how on a trip—even a very long one—it is often the first week or so that stands out most clearly in your memory? Perhaps it is the enhanced perception that voyages bring, or perhaps it is an effect of orientation response on the senses, or perhaps it is simply that even the charm of newness soon wears off, but it has been my experience that the first days in a new place, or seeing new people, often set the tone for the rest of the trip. Or in this case, the rest of my life.”
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“—No. He is asking us if we can truly bear hearing the story. Losing our ignorance can be dangerous because our ignorance is a shield.”
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“—It is hard to die. Harder to live.”
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“If I should die,” said I to myself, “I have left no immortal work behind me—nothing to make my friends proud of my memory—but I have lov’d the principle of beauty in all things, and if I had had time I would have made myself remember’d.”
Dan Simmons, The Fall of Hyperion

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