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Reading

Some book recommendations. Sorry, mostly german books here. I'm on Goodreads as well.

Wo zu das alles? Eine philosophische Reise zum Sinn des Lebens.
★★★★☆
Christian Uhle
Learnings: It is mentally totally healthy to question our existence and our absurd everyday lives - and yet we rarely do it, for example in a work context. Why are we actually on this planet? Christian Uhle is trying to get to the bottom of this with the help of philosophy and science. Where religions used to provide answers, there is now potential emptiness - which can be filled. But it's not about one question, there are multiple questions to answer. And: Purpose does not always correlate with happiness.
Humankind: A Hopeful History.
★★★★☆
Rutger Bregman
Learnings: In the event of a disaster, people help each other. Civil war does not break out immediately. A refutation of the facade theory as well as many famous psychological experiments that have shaped our image of the egotistical, violent human being - but which are no longer scientifically tenable. See my blog post as well.
Klimagefühle. Wie wir an der Umweltkrise wachsen, statt zu verzweifeln. Die "Psychologists for Future" über die psychologischen Folgen der Klimakrise
★★★★☆
Lea Dohm & Mareike Schulze
Learnings: Having to watch the progressing, human-made global warming can evoke feelings such as fear, anger, frustration, hopelessness or sadness. Dealing with them is a mammoth task, both individually and as socities. A great introduction by the Psychologists for Future with recommendations such as “getting into action” or tips for dealing with fear. The book is also available as free audiobook on Spotify

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