4 out of 4 stars
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The book, Rediscovering the Wisdom of Human Nature is a non-fictional book written by Chet Shupe. This book talks about the ill effects of civilization and how it has taken a toll on humans.
This is a short book that consists of 148 pages divided into 20 chapters. Here, the author tries to explain the actual meaning of human life and what it takes to be truly happy without pressurizing oneself in terms of civilization. He compares the lives of us, the civilized people, and our great ancestors, who barely knew anything about civilization. The author beautifully tries to change the perspective of people by showing how overrated civilization is. He almost covers all the areas of life and shows how people mostly do things that they do not want to do and still think about why they are not happy. This book is a perfect resource that demonstrates the weighing down of human emotions and capabilities due to civilization.
The best part of this is that the author has provided many thought-provoking quotes throughout the book. One of my favorite quotes is: “We need to help our children to become more and more aware that what is essential in life is invisible to the eye.” The author has shown the excellent connection between emotions, thoughts, and the subconscious mind. One of the lines in the book that struck me the most is, “we are being spiritually dishonest every time we do things we don’t like.” I appreciate the author's perspective on equality between men and women. The points he has mentioned about the sisterhood in the book are impeccable. I liked the fact that he has also covered about the ongoing coronavirus crisis and how it has gotten us closer to spirituality and away from human interactions. I also liked the table given at the later part of the book that compares the spiritually based reality and legally imposed reality. This clarifies and justifies everything the author has spoken in this book. I can confidently say that this book is an eye-opener for me in many ways.
There is literally nothing that I disliked about this book. This book seems to be professionally edited, as I did not find any errors while reading. This does not contain any obscenity or profanity. With that being said, I rate Rediscovering the Wisdom of Human Nature 4 out of 4 stars. I cannot rate this any lower because I loved everything about it.
I highly recommend this book to everyone who likes to read about human nature, spirituality, and the effects of civilization. This is also suitable for people who want to get a new perspective regarding human life and emotions. This book may not be suitable for people who do not want hear anything against civilization.
Rediscovering the Wisdom of Human Nature
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