Books are the way to understand a lot of things that one cannot understand on its own. One man alone is not capable of running a society it takes multiple beings with unique ideas. That is why intellectual humans write books, to give others a wider area of understanding how things are and how it rather should be. Mohit Bansal Chandigarh, who was struggling to get on with his life found his inspiration when he read a book. His friend suggested him to read in order to understand life as it is not hard at all. Since then he has read a lot of books and gives credit to for what he is now. A new man with positivity towards life. We bring you 6 of best Inspiring books that will change the way how you look at life, just like it did Mohit Bansal Chandigarh’s.
Thinking Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman
The aptest book on human psychology. It tells how the human mind works and how we get influenced easily. Reading this book will definitely change one’s perception of oneself. The author used his life experience and studies to craft this masterpiece which has been acknowledged worldwide. Seldom you find a written piece that is as accurate as Daniel’s, a Nobel Laureate. The practicality and his art of explaining every little thing about human minds i.e. system 1 which is responsible for more intuitive and faster response and system 2, that does processing, calculation and other critical tasks that require reasoning.
Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor E. Frankl
Viktor, a victim of one of the most tragic events in history, Holocaust finds a reason and meaning to live to endure his suffering. He said, “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” After his survival from the death camps, he does not want or pursue happiness but meaning. Viktor shares his philosophy and experience of life, his changed perspectives and a thing for meaning itself, all these should be cherished and then the torch should be passed on. A must read.
The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle
This book is about spiritual enlightenment which can be attained by living in Now. And the journey to Now needs one to leave their analytical mindset behind and let go of the ego. According to Eckhart, a human has everything within him, everything that he needs and desire. The best and fasted way to happiness is to live in the moment. It is a great eye opener and makes one aware of mortality and mindfulness. Those who have read this book is already applying the ideology and philosophy in their daily lives. Power of Now changes people and people’s perspective of people.
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
A female who struggled through poverty rose to become a famous voice in the world. Her work is admired throughout the globe and the likes of Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey is on her list of fans. The book ‘I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings’ captures the yearning of children who are lonely, the absolute slander of prejudice and a set of words beautiful put to make the world less crazy. Maya says, “Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning.” How a person can find strength in their most perilous times and how struggle blooms a strong man can be learned through this book.
Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
The book is a story of a nameless black man who moves through all his life invisible, “simply because people refuse to see me.” It matters not whether the story is real or fiction, what matters is a man or person’s point of on race. Published way back in 1952, the book still remains relevant in today’s world. If this book teaches anything, it’s how life is all about understanding others. People consummate themselves and they forget to see others as who they really are. A man is truly free when they discover themselves and Ralph Ellison put that nicely in the book.
Paradox of Choice – Barry Schwartz
In the life that we live, at sometimes we are to make decisions, some little some big. While the decisions can alter the course of our timeline, taking it is however a challenge. Not a single alive person would say any decision in their life was easy taking. We struggle to decide everywhere whether you are in a line at Starbucks, or trying to shop or choosing to order food. These minute details often we ignore has a greater impact. Even when you have loads of choices, it brings trouble of self-doubt. You start questioning your decision even way before you make them. You end up blaming yourself in case of failure loaded with high expectations.
Some might say life is hard, yes it could be but if you know your way around, you will figure out how to make peace with your devils. That said, taking a step needs strong motivations and at times when people fail, books succeed. Mohit got up from the ground all thanks to the books he read. These books have the power to overturn your thinking process completely and who knows how many lives you influence once you reach the top.