Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

I just finished the book Siddharta by Nobel Laureate, Hermann Hesse. For a book that’s only 150 pages or so, this book sure packs a punch. If you are at all interested in Eastern thought or Buddhism, I highly recommend this book. It brings up so many great ideas, some of which I’ll discuss below.

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It’s ok to be different

In America, we are constantly being told what is good for us, what we should do, and what we should want. Being a conscientious guy, I spent years trying to conform to what I thought I “should” be. It wasn’t until recently that I finally accepted the fact that I’m different, and it’s ok.

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Idealists and dreamers

What is the difference between an idealist and a dreamer? Sustained action. The dictionary makes little distinction between the two, but for me, an idealist is someone who envisions greater things and then works to make it happen. Dreamers may have the same ideas, but they are either unable or unwilling to take the necessarily […]

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Know thyself

It was written above the entrance of the Oracle at Delphi, “Know thyself.” Really, if you followed this advice, you wouldn’t need the Oracle! Likewise today, you wouldn’t have to visit either the self-help or career sections of the local bookstore or watch Dr. Phil.

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