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Books To Broaden Your Horizon

Books To Broaden Your Horizon

As a reader, we tend to go through all different kinds of books covering a gamut of subjects time and again. Some of the books we read are consciously chosen by us to enhance our knowledge about the whole orbit from the world outside to the universe within and then there are those books which affect our minds subconsciously without taking any commendations for their aid.

Here, we have a list of books that will certainly help you achieve a wider world-view and assist in broadening your horizons;

 

  1. The Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama

 As repetitive as it may sound, a positive and happy outlook to life can change things for the better in a person’s life. One of the most unadorned yet greatly impressionistic ways to enhance your standpoints and stances is to shift your angles of cognition towards a more positive approach. This book supremely helps in achieving all that and much more.

 

  1. The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins

This book on a highly polarizing subject is in actuality a great read as it exposes the readers to a route which not many of us would travel to unaccompanied. The writing probes us to think about motifs which we don’t come across in our daily life and because this book deviates in its own way the impact is head-on. Moreover, just reading something which is so against the beliefs of the majority helps us gain a new perspective irrespective of us practicing its preaching in our life or not.

 

  1. Strategy of the Dolphin by Dudley Lynch, Paul L. Kordis

In this empirical world, everyone wants to become a shark and eat up their competition. People will do anything without considering ethics to remove the hurdles in their way and be on top of the game. The prevalent coping technique has become reactive. The authors of this book are challenging this general strategy and presenting to us an outlook which has been long forgotten. Lynch and Kordis, throughout this book, advocate the proactive approach and invigorates us to follow the dolphin-personality-approach in life.

 

  1. Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke

Humans are social beings who need people around them that they can rely on or take emotional support from. Most of our lives are spent in trying to understand other people and their behaviors concerning us coupled with many other superficial facets of life and not many people understand the importance of self-reliance and discovering the undertakings going on in one’s own mind and soul. This book consisting of numerous letters teaches us exactly that and tries to make us accept the realities and feel comfortable with our self.

 

  1. Levels of the Game by John McPhee

We encounter a lot of people in our daily life who give examples of sports and matches while dealing with real-life situations. John McPhee has provided us with a whole book about one single match that enlightens us about different aspects through its entirety while diving in the issue of racial differences.

 

A lot of us have the hunger for knowledge and to be well-verse with different ideas, thoughts and perspectives. Apart from reading such books, it is important to know that to get out of one’s preconceived notions and thoughts and to amplify cognition one also needs to get out of their comfort zones as readers. And yes, read a lot!

 

(The author can be reached at m.mehak2000@gmail.com)

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