Sapiens by Harari: A new pair of glasses to clearly see the world

Are you ready to turn your world upside down and see things in a whole new light? Then read Sapiens!

When it comes to understanding the history of humankind, many of us have a limited view of the past. We may think we know the story, but do we really understand the intricacies and complexities of human evolution? This is where Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari comes in. This book is a comprehensive and thought-provoking exploration of the history of humankind written in the most engaging style, and its impact on our world today. It is in the recommended reading lists of Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates.

The Theme: Sapiens delves into the history of humanity, tracing our evolution from hunter-gatherers to the present day. Harari expertly examines the origins and interconnections of religion, money, politics, and other fundamental aspects of our society. The author also explores the impact of these developments on human relationships and personal happiness. The book also explores the nature of human consciousness, the role of beliefs and myths in shaping human behaviour, and the implications of technological advances for our future as a species.

My Personal Impression: Reading Sapiens was a life-changing experience for me. Although I am not very much into history, after reading this book. my perspective and understanding about the working of its world took a whole new level. Harari’s writing is engaging and vibrant, making it a quick and effortless read. As I read, I felt as though I was being given a new pair of glasses to see the world through.

The history of nearly everything is explored in this book, and I was astounded by the depth and detail of the information presented. I was particularly interested in the sections on the evolution of the human species, justice, morality, equality, religion, money, and the impact they’ve had on human society. It was fascinating to see how these developments have conditioned our minds and shaped many cultures and technologies today. Many socially conditioned stupidities were challenged inside my mind as I read this book, and it was like a quick antidote to some of my internal personal conflicts. I felt like I was seeing the world in a new light and that my understanding of our history and society was greatly enhanced.

In addition to its investigation of human history, this book also examines Buddhism, a culture that prioritizes humanity above any deities. I personally felt that the author highlights the similarities between the philosophy of individualism (Alderian psychology) and Buddhist teachings, and how both can be used to reduce suffering and improve our lives, although there are no explicit mentions on Alderian psychology. This was a particularly interesting section for me, and I was struck by the wisdom and insight that Buddhism has to offer.

The Review: It’s not another boring history book. I highly recommend Sapiens to anyone looking to gain a deeper understanding of our history and society. Whether you’re an avid reader or just looking for a thought-provoking and engaging read, this book is sure to captivate and enlighten you.

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