I’ve never been much of a reader. My concentration when reading declines rather quickly. But when I do read, I strive to read items that will inspire me, and expand my mind. And I have got a lot out of the following books.
- I have always been interested in Buddhism and wanted to explore the religion, but when reading the “official” information I don’t stay motivated to read for much longer. But then this book came along. If you’re a young person interested in learning about Buddhism, this is the book for you. If you’re finding yourself not going down the right path, this is the book for you. If you’re struggling with any aspect of your life whether big or small, this book is definitely for you.
It’s is a fun and modern way of learning about this religion. Lordo was born and raised Buddhist and has continued with this lifestyle through his adult years. He uses teachings from Buddhism in his day to day life. From his friendships, to work, to going out, to dating, to sex to…. well pretty much everything. He answers questions from people in how he believes Buddha would see each topic.
2. When I was a child I was embarrassed for being quiet, as a teenager I was made to feel weird for not being outgoing, and even now people often say “you’re so quiet” in a negative way and I can’t help but feel a tincy bit bad about myself. But now thanks to Susan Cain I will proudly shout from the rooftops
“I AM AN INTROVERT!”
The book explores the human ideal (in the western world). Being opinionated, outgoing, outwardly brave and talkative are some of these expectations. It then debates this ideal and explores the benefits of being an introvert, as well as the need this world has to have both introverts and extroverts. With only one personality type the world just wouldn’t function. If you are an introvert, whether you’re happy with it or not, read this book and learn about the greatest you posses.
“Introverts, in contrast, may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and business meetings, but after a while wish they were home in their pajamas. They prefer to devote their social energies to close friends, colleagues, and family. They listen more than they talk, think before they speak, and often feel as if they express themselves better in writing than in conversation. They tend to dislike conflict. Many have a horror of small talk, but enjoy deep discussions.”