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Published on November 13, 2017

A Glimpse Into The Future By Revisiting Our Past

A Glimpse Into The Future By Revisiting Our Past

In the everyday pursuits of our dreams, goals and wants, have we stopped to take a look at what was before us, way before us? Back to the beginning of ‘time’, to see how we as humans have grown and evolved to this current state of being? History allows us to learn important lessons lest we repeat the same mistakes. It allows us, and the world to become better, so just how much of our history do we really know and understand?

It Allows Us To Understand More About The Human Species

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    In Sapiens: A brief History of Humankind, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari, a renowned historian, gives a strong narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution. This is a book that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.”

    See how human beings have evolved and the possibilities we hold

    Dr. Harari draws on insights from biology, anthropology, paleontology and economics, to explore how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. From the shifts in cognitive, agricultural, scientific, industrial and now to the biotechnological revolution, this book highlights real possibilities of what the future holds.

    Dr. Harari compels readers to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. Today, we are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Could this signal the end of Sapiens?

    A bold and provocative read, Sapiens challenges everything you thought you knew about yourself, your society and the world around you. The dreams, goals and wants that you have today, how is it going to impact the greater future?

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    Reading duration: 9 hours 35 minutes

    Sapiens: A Brief History Of Humankind is available from Amazon at $21.00

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    Today, we are often caught up in climbing the ladder of success, building immense wealth, and indulging in material pleasures of the world because society has deemed that to be the determining factors of happiness. As a result, we may end up forgetting some basic but important values about life, love and relationships. What should we really be placing value on? And how can we reach so called self actualisation in a way that benefits not just ourselves?

    In What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey, the legendary talk show host shares candid and sometimes harsh life lessons she has learned over the years that every reader will be able to identify with at some stage in their life. Most importantly, it is a book that teaches us to be better versions of ourselves.

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    Organised by theme—joy, resilience, connection, gratitude, possibility, awe, clarity, and power—these short writings offer a rare and intimate glimpse into the heart and mind of an extraordinary woman – while providing readers with a realistic guide to becoming better versions of themselves.

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    There will be moments of laughter and tears throughout the book, as readers gain insight into intimate and everyday routines of the world’s first female African American billionaire. Realising that she is not so different after all, the words Oprah shares in What I Know For Sure rings truth that readers will turn to over and over again.

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