“Let death find us as we are building up our matchstick protests against its waves.” -Alain de Botton
The truth is, none of us really know it all.
However, there are certain people in the world who seem to have an uncannily keen understanding of human nature in a way that most of us ignore. When we think of philosophy, we tend to think of the ancient greeks passionately arguing about morality, ethics, or the question of God. If we are willing to expand our perspectives, (and be brave enough to confront some rather difficult ideas) we will then find philosophy actually is very present and relevant in our everyday lives.
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The Baby Boomer generation grew up in an incredibly important and dynamic time in American history.
The Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam War, and moon landing were all life-changing events for the boomer generation. Among all of these political and social changes, was a deeply spiritual and energetic collective voice of artists, musicians and writers. Baby boomers grew up listening to Elvis, Ray Charles, and The Beach Boys.
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Passionate readers have the unique luxury of leading many lives. Whenever I am feeling a bit geographically claustrophobic, I throw myself into a good book. Whether you are too busy to travel, or on a tight budget, picking up a book is the next best thing to hopping on a plane. Here are the books I recommend reading this spring that will take you distant lands:
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