In today’s society, we tend to conform to a lot of labels. I’ve went through a lot of them myself. While they help us finding our place in our society and help us understand who we are, often they end up blocking us or giving false excuses to some behaviors we may adopt.
Some days ago, I finished Siddharta by Herman Hesse, a very strange and compelling book that immediately jumped into my life changing shelf of my library. One particular passage in this book hit me with the velocity of a full-speed train
It’s been quite a long time since a book changed or challenged so much of the things I believed in, and this is exactly what Antifragile has done on an unbelievable amount of levels (politics, health, work, ethics, …).
At 29 years old, I realized I was a reader, meaning that I was understanding things in a clearer way when reading them instead of listening to them. This might appear quite simple, but this really helped me understand a lot of things about myself.
This book felt like an endless streak of slaps in the face, presenting every bias one might have. I think I might have checked all of them, even the one I didn’t think I had. It does a really good job in explaining our common bias by providing solid links to scientific studies and real life examples that we can all relate too.