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sapiens - a brief history of humankind

by Yuval Noah Harari

mind blowing book. mind blowing.
it confirms the ideas i've had forever and before.

i cannot even start to quote it, but basically everything is in our heads. homo sapiens in the only species that believes in 10 things they haven't seen, heard or experienced before breakfast. it is the only specie that survives because of gossip. where large groups can agree on believing the same imaginary thing and act on it. how to completely strange specimens can get along instantly by agreeing on "values", "borders", "laws" - something existing only in their minds.
how one thinks you are naive but then those are just different "realities" people live in, and people with similar realities sell their idea and if it is beneficial enough or sticky enough, it takes over the world.

how we live our every day in our heads, basing out trust in things that don't exist.

i can only read it 5-10 pages at the time, since it is that deep, but it will shake the ground you're standing on (physical or imaginary).

Skrivet av arlona, 2018-10-26 13:21


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