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For the record, Ayn Rand's Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged and the Virtue of selfishness really blew me away in high school during my angry-young-woman phase (15-20 y.o.) better than Caulfield. When i got into college and started reading sartre's work for philo class, i had a better understanding of the world, i think. :P
The Case for Christ. Skeptics (like I once was) and believers (so that they can deal with skeptics) should read this.
- The Road less Traveled by Scott Peck MD
- The Power of Now by Eckart Tolle
- A New Earth by Eckart Tolle
ayan tatlong yan ang nakaapekto sakin haha Psychology and
Victor Hugo's Les Miserables. It talked about how to be truly righteous and I really loved how he was able to make me picture the days of old and how poverty can ruin a man.
I read the unabridged one. The 1400+ paged one
Man in the mirror
great read to find your perspective and priorities in life
I highly recommend this book.
^ babasahin ko yan
If life is a game, these are the rules
can't remember the author. but i was featured on Ophra's show
Banned by Admin
The Bible - Turned my life around
Bible Doctrine by Wayne Grudem
the stranger by albert camus.. opens up your eyes.. parangibang perspective.
For me, it will always be Shogun, by James Clavell. Incidentally, it is also the first novel I ever read (back in high school) and still remains one of my favorites to this day.
Great story, great characters, great setting aside, Clavell introduced to me the Japanese way of thinking at it has profoundly changed the way I see life.
The story highlighted samurai warriors and their outlook in life, and one of these was the fact that they knew that at any time, they would die. Samurai and Japanese people, as a whole, lived close to death's door during those times - there was perpetual war, overlords could order the death of retainers at any time, there was constant fighting and killing, and on top of that, japan was wracked by constant earthquakes, their wooden and paper houses catch fire easily and cause a firestorm throughout the village (ironically they built their house fragile due to the earthquakes) Samurai would slit their own bellies if their lord felt like ordering them to do so. This made them appreciate life more. That's why everything they ever made or done, they had to make it the most beautiful as they can possibly achieve. And that attitude shows even today in modern Japan. Their beautiful gardens, beautiful food arranging, beautiful bonsais, beautiful artifacts.
They learned to appreciate everything because, more than anybody, they knew, everthing was just temporary and can be taken away anytime. And that outlook stuck in my mind and I've tried to live with the same thought every day, trying to do my best with what I can and not regret all the decisions I've made. And it made life a little bit more serene for me, and I did appreciate the thing I possessed never asking for more very much.
I was glad that this outlook was also reflected on the movie "Last Samurai". The movie had this saying: "Life with every breath". This outlook was explained to Tom Cruise's character by Ken Watanabe's character on the garden scene.
I'm prattling.... hehehe
Double your Dating by David DeAngelo
Mystery Method by Erik Markovic
The Game by Neil Strauss
Dating Black Book by Carlos Xuma
Frogs into Princes by Milton Erickson
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
plus some Buddhism books (I forget the name of the authors).
Bus 9 to Paradise - Leo Buscaglia
By the River Piedra, I sat down and wept - Paolo Coelho
Purpose Driven Life - Rick Warren
The Secret, for some (inc. me) the book is too new age-ish
but after reading it, I have consciously blocked negative thoughts as negative attracts and harbors negativity.
Lazlo Zalezac's John Carter, Ed Biggers, Oscar Meyers and William Redman Carter.
These series of books released me from the closed points of view of the Christian Religion.