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It is filled with so much about life and how we react to it and the people in it. If everyone in this world would read this book what a different world this would be. Jun 17, Prachi D rated it it was amazing. This is one of those books that you keep at your bedside table and read once a year! Apr 10, Parul rated it it was amazing. Must read. You wilI find yourself nodding through out the book because it is filled with facts and the things we don't accept consciously. Awesome writing with simple words. You may feel like this book is talking to you just like a friend. A little too repetitive but the overall message is inspiring.
The content and advice in "Unlearn" deserves 3 to 4 stars. The author hits on some important life lessons that I definitely needed a reminder on. Unfortunately, the editing and layout deserve 0 to 1 star the latter if I'm being nice. How this book got to the publishing stage without anyone picking up on the countless errors and instances of awkward phrasing in each of the mini-essays in the book is a real mystery, and the boring layout and badly chosen and edited pull quotes just add ins The content and advice in "Unlearn" deserves 3 to 4 stars.
How this book got to the publishing stage without anyone picking up on the countless errors and instances of awkward phrasing in each of the mini-essays in the book is a real mystery, and the boring layout and badly chosen and edited pull quotes just add insult to injury. Humble prides himself on being a realist and I totally agree with the concept but I think he goes a bit far with that and turns it into a bit of pessimism. People will disappoint, yes.
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Does that mean that you should expect this out of everyone? I do not know the author of this book of well know basic psychological truths, but if he is famous and somebody will learn some new stuff from this volume, than ok. As far as I am concerned these truths were already known and used by me, but it is easier when you studied to become a psychotherapist. Per quanto m I do not know the author of this book of well know basic psychological truths, but if he is famous and somebody will learn some new stuff from this volume, than ok.
Best book to uncondition all the self limiting thoughts, and have a new way to introspect. A very simple and unpretentious delivery of ideas on how one can achieve a fulfilling life.
YES, there are actually of them, however some of them are the same, just re-worded a little differently. I think I very much liked his ordinary approach to how life plays out for most of us. Life lessons are continuously presented to us to help us grow. This book does just that. Some common sense wisdom, nicely put. I do however love that he encourages the reader in such a positive way to challenge their thinking. Either way, I appreciated his thoughts of, you having to love yourself first before you can love someone else. That made sense regardless of the relationship status that any of us have.
Bottom line for me is, this was a fantastic motivational book with lots of little reminders of how to enjoy this life and how to surround yourself with people that bring out the best energy in you! I appreciated the clear and simple ideas presented. They are all basic truths that we often avoid admitting to ourselves.
Definitely worth the time and money for this book. No one can tell you how to live your life because it is yours to do with as you see fit. Great work Humble! I'm a fan! Nobody owes you happiness, no matter what you gave them. Happiness has to be made, for you, by you. Not so easy, you say? Instead Humble teaches us to be more conscious about our lives. You can choose to do something about yourself, for yourself. Little drops like that add up, and teach you to be more aware of the good things, even in the face of the dark days you might be having.
Another, and not the only one, be sure, was the time to start lesson. Want to do something, start something? Okay, start. Start now.
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Which one will it be for you? My Opinion: Humble writes in this very friendly and familiar manner. Because when you truly want it, truly, you will have it. Jul 07, Nathan Mayer rated it it was amazing. I have this knack for spotting a new self-help book at work and deciding "Oh this sounds good" and then I ultimately learn nothing from it because it is filled with nonsensical cookie-cutter advice that doesn't connect.
That was not the case with this book. I adored this book from cover to cover. I'd never heard of this guy before and I really enjoyed the way he wrote and said things and the way every entry had a "power quote" as I like to call it at the end of it. I really enjoyed the fact that so much of the book practically celebrated being "selfish. You HAVE to take care of yourself.
Yes, if you have a family - like a wife and kids - then you have to take care of them as well, but you also have to worry about yourself and it is perfectly alright to do that. The book also repeatedly addresses identifying and eliminating toxic people from your life and believe me, I have done that and will continue to do that with extreme prejudice from now on as there is no reason to keep ANYONE that is toxic to you in your life.
I straight up loved this book and plan on buying my own copy so that I am not hogging this copy from work and also so that I can read an entry a day for days and then start over again and again. Jul 01, Carey Calvert rated it it was amazing. Kanwer Singh, aka Humble the Poet's goal is to shake your butt, shake your heart and shake your mind. The former elementary school teacher turned rapper and spoken word poet has written a wondrously torrid delight that neither begs nor implores you To the contrary, he's appreciative that you've even offered him a chance to have this conversation with you hidden in a book.
Written in an unabashedly communicative tone, Unlearn, Simple Truths for a Better Life, doesn't s Written in an unabashedly communicative tone, Unlearn, Simple Truths for a Better Life, doesn't shed any new light or earth-shattering provocations nor is that its intention. And that's the point: he believes anything worth saying is worth repeating and for better or worse, acknowledges we continually soak in messages often without realizing it.
It isn't necessarily what is said but how it's said and what this collection of nuggets is designed to do is to keep this wild ride of life steady; ultimately it is you however, who will determine how steady you wish to be. This book is filled with good advice. Humble expands upon many ideas we already know very well don't sweat the small stuff, the only constant is change, we all die in the end, etc.
Sometimes it's nice to have a reminder of all of these life outlooks. I had two main reasons for not giving it more stars. Firstly, it is incredibly repetitive which the author mentions - the 'lessons' could have easily been condensed into about 25 due to how much overlap they all shared. I frequently found myself stumbling over the writing, having to go back to reread parts three or four times to make sense of what he was trying to say.
There were also many, many run-on sentences we're talking entire paragraphs that were a single sentence. Overall I enjoyed the book enough but was also happy to reach the end. I'm pretty certain that I would have appreciated this book on a different level back when I was Fast forward 12 years more than enough time to read some well articulated books on resilience, psychoanalysis, power of will, etc.
I am hesitating between rating this book 2 or 3 stars. But then again, I am thinking: "The author to my knowledge, at least , never claimed to be a genius, or discoverer of some holy new concept that none of us ever heard of before". He even states so in the book. The writing style definitely comes off as humble. As for the repetitiveness of it Jun 01, Alexander Rivas rated it liked it Shelves: books-read. I listened to this author interviewed on the School of Greatness Podcast and that led me to read this book.
I felt like the podcast would have been enough but there is a lot of wisdom in this book that I need to repeatedly read because it is that important. One thing I can say about the author is that his mindset is amazing and I can only hope to one-day articulate such wisdom in the same manner as this author. The theme of "unlearn" is important in my opinion because most of what holds us back I listened to this author interviewed on the School of Greatness Podcast and that led me to read this book.
The theme of "unlearn" is important in my opinion because most of what holds us back are things we learned at some point in our lives. This book inspired me to be more conscious of my thoughts, feelings, and actions so I can inspect them to see where I learned them from. Then after the inspection, I will either make a plan to remove them or allow them to continue to influence or direct me. I slowly picked away at this throughout the year, as you can see. It was great to pick up and read one "truth" now and again so that it could be processed on its own.
Dealing with a lot of life's intricacies is something that we tend to over-complicate or over-analyze. The words in this book brings us back to basics, "no you don't have to worry about what other I slowly picked away at this throughout the year, as you can see. The words in this book brings us back to basics, "no you don't have to worry about what other people think about you Highly recommend this to everyone.
Just go get a copy, make notes and revisit. I know I will be for a while. Thank you! This book has some wonderful insights and is likely a book I will refer back to again and again for inspiration. This is a particularly good read for someone hoping to make a change in their life, or someone who is questioning themselves. This book isn't exactly classic literature, nor is it a typical "self-help" book, but it is a great quick and easy to digest "self care" book that isn't preachy or full of psychological jargon.
The only reasons I didn't give it 5 stars are because I found the e This book has some wonderful insights and is likely a book I will refer back to again and again for inspiration.
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The only reasons I didn't give it 5 stars are because I found the editing very poor grammar police alert , and I thought some of the ideas could have been further flushed out. All in all a book I would recommend to others. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Readers also enjoyed. Self Help. About Humble the Poet. Humble the Poet. Humble the Poet Kanwer Singh is a Canadian-born rapper, spoken-word artist, poet, internationally bestselling author, and former elementary school teacher with a wildly popular blog with over , monthly readers. He has more than , social media followers, and his first edition of Unlearn is a Globe and Mail bestseller.
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He has performed at concerts and festivals including Lollapalooza a Humble the Poet Kanwer Singh is a Canadian-born rapper, spoken-word artist, poet, internationally bestselling author, and former elementary school teacher with a wildly popular blog with over , monthly readers. He has performed at concerts and festivals including Lollapalooza and has been featured in major media including BuzzFeed and Huffington Post.
Every wayfarer he meets What himself declared repeats, What himself confessed records, Sentences him in his words; The form is his own corporal form, And his thought the penal worm. Yet shine forever virgin minds, Loved by stars and the purest winds , Which, o'er passion throned sedate, Have not hazarded their state; Disconcert the searching spy, Rendering to a curious eye The durance of a granite ledge To those who gaze from the sea's edge.
It is there for benefit; It is there for purging light; There for purifying storms; And its depths reflect all forms; It cannot parley with the mean,— Pure by impure is not seen. For there's no sequestered grot, Lone mountain tarn, or isle forgot, But Justice , journeying in the sphere, Daily stoops to harbour there.
The foe long since in silence slept; Alike the conqueror silent sleeps; And Time the ruined bridge has swept Down the dark stream which seaward creeps. On this green bank, by this soft stream, We set to-day a votive stone ; That memory may their deed redeem , When, like our sires, our sons are gone.
Spirit , that made those heroes dare , To die , and leave their children free , Bid Time and Nature gently spare The shaft we raise to them and thee. Disputed [ edit ] The next thing to saying a good thing yourself, is to quote one This sentence has no known source in Emerson's works, but its general sense does closely match the tenor of Emerson's essay "Quotation and Originality", in particular the sentence "Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it.
Gow, Foundations for Human Engineering contains the following passage: "I have the backing of Emerson, for it was he, I believe, who said that the next thing to saying a good thing yourself, if to quote one". It is not clear whether Gow is purporting to quote Emerson verbatim , or merely to paraphrase his work. Misattributed [ edit ] Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God's handwriting—a wayside sacrament.
Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing. To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded. Widely attributed to Emerson on the internet, this actually originates with "What is Success? As soon as there is life there is danger. Actually from De l'Allemagne by Madame de Stael. Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door. Variation : If a man can write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mousetrap than his neighbor, though he builds his house in the woods the world will make a beaten path to his door.
Investigations have failed to confirm this in Emerson's writings John H. Also reported as a misattribution in Paul F.
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Boller, Jr. Note that Emerson did say, as noted above, "I trust a good deal to common fame, as we all must. If a man has good corn, or wood, or boards, or pigs, to sell, or can make better chairs or knives, crucibles or church organs, than anybody else, you will find a broad hard-beaten road to his house, though it be in the woods".