Bullshit Jobs – David Graeber

In 1930, John Maynard Keynes predicted that technology would reduce the hours of work required to live in Western Society to roughly 15 hours per week. This didn’t happen obviously, and the prevailing sentiment is that consumerism is to blame. Given the choice between less hours and more pleasures, people have gone for pleasures.


The Courage to Be Disliked – Ichiro Kishimi & Fumitake Koga

Student – as you get older, you lose your innocence. Your romantic view of life is replaced by cruel realism. Responsibility and complicated relationships start to wear an adult down. Since religion is no longer prevalent in modern life, everyone is consumed by anxiety and doubt.

Philosopher – we don’t live in an objective world. Everything you see is different than what I see, and it is impossible to share your world with anyone else.


Story Of Philosophy – Will Durant

A posteriori – reasoning from observed facts to general conclusions

A priori – reasoning from general propositions to particular conclusions

Behaviorist – one who restricts psychology to objective observation, ignoring introspection and consciousness