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Brad Mills

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Short, easily digestible, great information. A+

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Évalué le: 2020-02-26

I’ve gone through this book twice now. The essence of this book is that you’re in a whole bunch of social agreements that you didn’t actually agree to.

You have been conscripted into most things about your life without your consent, as you learned it from others when you were a child.

The book teaches you a few key lessons, such as not to feel guilty about not fulfilling agreements you didn't actually agree to.

A common exempt is family members who demand your time and emotional energy - you didn't agree to that, so you should not feel negative emotions around withdrawing from that social agreement.

The book is separated into 4 agreements:

1. Be impeccable with your word

This agreement lays out that your word is like magic, it has the power to shape someone's life. Has a parent called you fat, ugly, slow, stupid, lazy?

Have you called someone else fat, ugly, slow, stupid or lazy?

If you use your word for negative things like this or like gossip, it's like black magic.

The biggest lesson here is that using your word to say something mean or hurtful to someone is often actually hurting yourself because you make an enemy.

The author reminds us also to be impeccable with our word when talking to ourselves.

Love yourself with your word.

2. Don't take anything personally

We don't all operate in the same worlds with the same agreements. Usually when someone says something negative, they don’t even realize it because they’ve been under a spell their whole life.

When someone does mean to send verbal poison your way on purpose, if you don’t take it personally you reflect the poison back to them.

Lastly, taking things personally just means your ego is not in check.

3. Don’t make assumptions

Always better to ask questions than to make assumptions!

Your mind can easily interpret small things that have been said & dream up grand scenarios that are far away from reality by making assumptions, both good and bad.

Making assumptions in relationships can lead to emotional poison. Say what you mean, ask questions.

Don’t assume you can change someone, love people the way they are and don’t try to change anyone. Relationships suffer from these assumptions.

4. Always do your best

Your best is not always the same depending on your energy, etc. your best might change over time - but it doesn’t matter what the quality of “your best” is as long as you do your best.

If you try to do more than your best, you’ll burn out. If you do less than your best, you are more likely to break all the other rules!

Don’t expect to be rewarded for your efforts, that will cause you to do more or less than your best depending on the reward. Just do your best without expectation and you will live a fulfilled and meaningful life.

All agreements in 1 sentence:

Don’t make an assumption that you be impeccable with your word, just do your best and don’t take it personally if you fail.

In another world, this review is much better.

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Évalué le: 2019-11-26

Quantum Physics felt very woo woo up until somewhat recently. I started paying a bit more attention to quantum physics when I saw in the news that hardware engineers & scientists are no longer able to make computer chips smaller because of something called quantum entanglement.

Quantum entanglement is one of the rare observable phenomenon that impacts business & technology that we use daily, it’s where electrons just spontaneously move around.

Then you hear about google’s quantum computing breakthroughs...so it’s fashionable to read books like this to keep up with everything Quantum.

This book is not about quantum computing, it’s more about the philosophy & science behind the paradigm shift that is going from thinking in classical physics to thinking in quantum physics.

Before this, it was a lot of “law of attraction” and “vibrate the same energy as what you want” - some of that which I believed, but it felt embarrassing to talk about.

Now with books like Something Deeply Hidden, you can learn about quantum physics as a regular person and not have to bring the law of attraction into it!

The criticism I will give the book is that it’s very dense...it gets extremely boring in the middle and the last part.

The book should have only been half the length, and according to what I’ve learned in the book, in another universe it was only half the length!

I would say this is very dense material, you’re going to be re-reading sentences a lot.

The first bit of the book is really good, then in the middle there’s a chapter which is a mock conversation between a daughter and her father...the daughter is a quantum physicist and the father is a classical physicist. It’s a really good chapter.

I don’t think this book is for everyone, unless you are REALLY interested in quantum physics. In fact I think you can just listen to the author Sean Carrol on the Joe Rogan Podcast and get the info that way.

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Short and cheap time portal into the political past.

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Évalué le: 2019-11-11

I am going through the free Yale course on political philosophy on iTunes.

There’s a lesson on Machiavelli. I’ve of course heard of Machiavelli, first from a 2pac song, then through random quotes like “absolute power corrupts absolutely” - but I’ve never previously thought to read any of his works.

The Prince is an easy to digest work, and I’m glad I finally listened to it.

I sometimes wonder if it’s worth listening to these ancient philosophers and trying to apply any of their thoughts to modern days, since they were all typically so masochistic & sexist against women.

They also brush over slavery as if it is a normal thing.

Maybe there’s some things we can pull out of their teachings - but how can you really listen to someone’s knowledge who has slaves and treats his wife like a servant?

In many parts of the world, this stuff still happens - so if anything it’s a window into the less socially civilized & progressive parts of the modern world.

Some good quotes though, I’m sure anyone can find some words of wisdom in here to apply to their own philosophy.

Definitely keynsian propaganda, but worth a read!

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Évalué le: 2019-09-26

This book is heavily leaning towards pro-Keynsian pro-central bank propaganda, but it's a very good read to hear about the history of how the Federal Reserve came to be.

I'm a bitcoiner, so I'm very interested in economics, money and the history of money.

I've read a lot of political financial books like Currency Wars, a lot of trading books, etc.

Many people don't know that the Federal Reserve is a private bank. It's not part of the US government, and US dollars are not backed by gold.

I wanted to learn the history of how the Federal Reserve came to be.

This is the political story of money in America after the civil war up to when the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 was signed.

I don't agree with everything in the book, but if you're interested in the history of money, it's a must read.