Not everything is akin to the aesthetics of your room or the world you are confined to. There are more things out there to explore, and you are wasting your age if you leave those facets of life to be gazed upon in those small screens of your device. Similarly, there are facts about this world that you need to experience to become a better human being.
All the information cannot be fed into your conscious minds as an attempt to awaken your insides. It is your efforts that matter the most in learning more about the universe. The first step you can take to make a difference in life is to instill within you the habit of reading books. As you discover a different world in the books, your perspective of life changes as the emotions and content takes you on a ride into fiction. Reading non-fiction can also influence your psyche in the most unimaginable ways. Here are a few books that are likely to give you insights and revolutionize the way you see the world.
1. The Invisible Gorilla by Daniel Simons and Christopher Chabris
This is a book that discusses that need to open your eyes to the happenings around you. It features a series of experiments that aim at showing the readers how attention blindness can lead to unprecedented issues. You could be missing out on major events in life or also failing to make a connection with other people, which are implications of you leading the life of a caged bird. This cage is something that can be broken if you have a yearning for it. By gaining better knowledge from such books, you also gain observational skills.
2. Think like a Freak by Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt
You open avenues to living a different life when you read this book, and it isn’t all about having a better perspective of life by connecting it to the rest of the world’s intrinsic features. As the book delves deeper into the minds of people, the authors advise the readers to upgrade their thoughts from that of a child to that of a freak. This is a point that can be seriously misunderstood if the reader isn’t in the right state of mind. But they elaborate on that point through several chapters. According to them, when you think like a freak, the non-obvious connections in the world around you start to become apparent from the haze that blocked your view when you had amateur thoughts.
3. Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely
According to Fan Ariely, most of us act irrationally for more than half of our lives since our decisions are driven by selfishness to a great extent. However, people think they make rational decisions all the time, which is, in a way, refuted in this book. It sheds light on this topic to enlighten the souls so that they understand their mistakes and rectify them. When our lives are considered as experiments, we can point out our own errors and make it right to improve the whole structure of it.