Book Summaries


Identity: I am What I Think I am (II)
  • When we are buried in nonessentials, we lose track of what is truly significant
  • Our values are influenced by whatever absorbs our minds
  • When we fill up our lives and leave ourselves no room to reflect, those distractions become our values by default
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Book Summaries

Think Like a Monk

by Jay Shetty

Learn Self-control and adopt Plasticity

Good actors control themselves better. They can play sincere and heartfelt, can affect a tear and a compassionate look at will, but they don't have to feel it. They externalize emotion in a form that others can understand. Method acting is fatal in the real world.

The 48 Laws of Power

by Robert Greene

Conceal your intentions

  • By telling your plan and being honest about it makes you predictable
  • Bland facial expression is the simplest smoke screen to hide your thoughts
  • Another effective smoke screen is the pattern, the establishment of a series of actions that seduce the victim into believing you will continue in the same way. The pattern plays on the psychology of anticipation: Our behavior conforms to patterns, or so we like to think.
The 48 Laws of Power

by Robert Greene

12 More Rules For Life (Part 1)
  1. Do not carelessly denigrate social institutions or creative achievement
  2. Imagine who you could be, and then aim single-mindedly at that
  3. Do not hide unwanted things in the fog
  4. Notice that opportunity lurks where responsibility is abdicated
  5. Do not do what you hate
  6. Abandon ideology
Beyond Order

by Jordan B. Peterson

james clear

Avoid mixing the context of one habit with other 

Atomic Habits

by James Clear

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