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Old 08-23-2010, 12:24 PM   #61
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Right now I'm reading The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass. I'm not loving it, but I'll finish it.
That took me forever to get through. Its one of those that you'd feel bad stopping halfway through.
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I'm currently reading a book called "6 Not So Easy Pieces". You might like it. The 1st in the series "6 Easy Pieces" is pretty good too. They can seem a bit on the mathy side at times, but if you're into this kinda stuff you might find Feynman's perspectives interesting.

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I've owned this book for about 4 years and never read it. Should I lol.
I'm not into self help books. Especially stuff like this. I know tons of people who have read this.

I think happiness is more important than effectiveness.

I think this is a good book for you:



I lent it out to a friend that needed it more than I did before I got to finish it. I'll probably buy myself another copy.
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I'm not into self help books. Especially stuff like this. I know tons of people who have read this.

I think happiness is more important than effectiveness.
couldn't the effectiveness make you happier?
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couldn't the effectiveness make you happier?
Depends what your goal in life is. For most people on this forum, it's money, but that's not really what makes people happy.

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