What book, fiction/non-fiction, changed a part of you and how?

Stuti Agarwal
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For me it was Forty Rules of Love, by Elif Shafak, and it greatly changed my understanding of my faith.

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Unfortunately, none, yet. I clearly need to read more!
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@rg97 let me self promote!
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For me it was "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein. Read it when I was 5 and the message has stuck with me all my life. I have a copy on my bookshelf right now!
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@jenny_kephart What's the message?
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@jenny_kephart can you tell me why? Would love to pick it up!
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Came here to look for the "Rich Dad Poor Dad" comments 😂
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@grafik_stash noooooooo!
Becoming a better person.
Ikigai - understanding the secret to long life Anti Fragile - how to take criticism and improve ourselves "Wind extinguishes a candle and energizes a fire"
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Thus Spoke Zarathustra- Haven't completed it, but, it's beautiful in it's hope and hopelessness. Possessing the Secret of Joy- the story, the constant inner dialog, and what comes out - so real, painful, and moving.
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@himanship thank you! Will be adding this to the reading list.
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@himanship Possessing the Secret of Joy is a heart crushing book.
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Success is what makes good people.
I've read a lot of books in my life. But the most important book was Margaret Mitchell's "Gone with the Wind". It was the main character who gave the impetus to achieve the goals.
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@nastjagromova4 thank you! Just what I need right now.
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"Engineering Mathematics, Volume II" , had a traumatic effect and made me question all of my life choices 😀😀 . On a serious note, during my school days there used to be a book called "Tell Me Why", which was given to me as a gift by my dad's friend (not really sure if it is still actively published). It was a basic encyclopedia presented in a way that was comprehensible to kids. Started going through it because it had nice pictures along with the questions. But, slowly, and much to my surprise , it got me hooked and I used to keep repeatedly reading them (it was a series of 5 books) in my spare time. In hindsight, the simple approach of knowing "why" something was the way it is, as opposed to just reading about the what/how/when aspects of life, helped in the long run to create a basic level of curiosity and analysis that i feel has helped me be the person i am today. I'm not stating if that 'person' actually turned out good or bad 😀 , but it helped me be the "me" that i am today .
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@notanothervivek oh wow! There is still one collection very similar to this that I experienced just as you did. Thank you for sharing!
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@stuti That's great 😀.
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Aristotle's Ethics.
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@eugenia_russell interesting. Putting it on my list.
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Blink -Malcolm Gladwell
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Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky. This is my life-changing desc book. Every re-reading is something new. I advise it instead of the bible
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@dribas Harry Potter I get. Can you tell me a little about Methods of Rationality?
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@stuti Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality is an alternate universe Harry Potter fanfiction written by Eliezer Yudkowsky, an AI researcher and decision theorist at the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence. Harry's aunt Petunia didn't marry Vernon Dursley, but did marry a scientist and professor at Oxford. And Harry grew up in such a family. So what if someone who knows scientific method and has rational thinking gets to magic world? World ruled by aristocrats, where people are judged by blood and where noone knows what is hypothesis or experiment. This book is a real guide how we should look at the world, what questions should ask and all these wrapped in a cool story.
A big part of success desire to succeed.
I haven't been reading much lately.
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Every book I have read have helped me grow into the person I'm & will continue to do so. If I talk about 1 book, it has to be Century Trilogy by Ken Follet It is an historical epic throwing light on the times during World War. It made me become more grateful for everything :)
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@pallavi_jaisinghani thank you for sharing. Will definitely add this to my list. On my own journey of finding faith.
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life without limps, I was in a dark place in 2014 when I came across the book and it helped me realize nothing is quite that final in life, if you fail, well tomorrow is still another day.
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@trappisone thank you so much for this. Next read!
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This is going to be weird but the Percy Jackson series. It was the first series that got me hooked to reading. Every time I've been in a reading block, I pick up a Rick Riordan book because his writing is so immersive that it pulls me out of it.
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@senin This is great. It is also fantastic for getting kids interested in history and mythology. Immersive is exactly the right word.
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@senin yes yes yes! One hundred percent with you on this. I feel the same about Rick. And Rick feels like a friend I can call Rick.
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Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer. Read it when I was 13 or 14? The fiction was mind-blowing. The story was so masterfully told that I felt the struggles, ego and the victories that the characters experienced. Stuck with me ever since!
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@incyann I must pick up Archer one day.
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The art of thinking clearly of Rolf Dobelli with 99 examples of cognitive bias. Good for a short commute or on airplane.
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@emmanguyen don’t know when a plane ride will be, but doing it then!
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I recently read 'The Almanack of Naval Ravikant' by Eric Jorgenson. It was simply superb. It is available for free somewhere! I consider Naval as the modern-age Gautama Buddha!
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@shyam_prasad_reddy would hate to download it for free, being an author myself. But shall definitely pick it up.
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@shyam_prasad_reddy Naval's wisdom is so interesting!
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Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader This book captures the difference between being a middle manager, and being a true strategic executive.
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@quakerwildcat funnily, I never considered myself a leader. So should pick this up to see if it’s true.
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The Optimistic Child, by Martin Seligman. This is a vaccine for depression for kids, but as adults, it’s like a handbook for handing situations that can be difficult. Well worth reading. Though, if you are the child of divorce, The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce is the absolute best.
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@davidbressler1 I am so grateful for this suggestion. Comes at an opportune time. Thank you.