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Hey dudes... been a while.

I just read a book that I found pretty intellectually stimulating and it had some decent conclusions in there about tying the whole global ethos together.  It draws from pretty much every ancient religion and also tempers that with modern scientific research and discovery, philosophy both ancient and modern, and psychology as well.  It also outlines what's all just a game man but the evolutionary reasons behind those games that fundamentalists and fascists love to play, but in a way that frankly helped me kinda let go of a lot of animosity about that stuff to better help me say "fuck it" instead of just "fuck you".

It's called "The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom" by Johnathan Haidt if anyone's interested.  If anyone has read it I'd be curious to know what impressions you had.  I myself thought it was pretty damn well balanced and did a god job of pointing out the strengths and weaknesses of most worldviews and how with adjustments pretty much all of them could lead to a good level of happiness for the right individuals... happiness meaning not just some empty pursuit but a resilient state of contentment not unlike the abiding principle we all roll with.  Looking outside dudeism again for inspiration and to keep a limber mind has helped me personally find a better balance with the dude's specific form of abiding (general laziness, white russians, jays, credence tapes, and bumbling detective work) by developing something more fitting to my personality as a creative, collector of information, and a dreamer and admittedly a little bit of a perfectionist at all of the above.

Anyone else read it have any thoughts man?
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I just read a book that I found pretty intellectually stimulating and it had some decent conclusions in there about tying the whole global ethos together.
Anyone else read it have any thoughts man?

People forget that the brain is the biggest erogenous zone. But it sounds like a cool book that I will add to by reading list. Thx for sharing, dude.

 

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