3 Books that Seriously Blew My Mind to Smithereens
Here’s why you should read them
While most good books are gleefully entertaining or quite informative, some deal a hard punch in the gut, and few outright alter the trajectory of your life.
But only a minuscule handful smash your mind to tiny pieces — and make you question the very roots of your reality.
These challenge the deepest of your beliefs and offer perspectives you wouldn’t have entertained even in your wildest dreams.
I want to share 3 such books with you.
Lord Of The Flies By William Golding
The “Noble Savage” ideal is so widespread that it’s accepted as the truth.
You know, that kids are innocent guileless cherubs — and societal influences mold them into conniving, corrupted adults.
If only we could do away with civilization, we’d retain the “innate good” we possess as kids. Right?
Blatantly wrong — as this dystopian paragon of a book masterfully illustrates.
Stripped of society and civilization, man is a beast — even worse than a beast in the worst of circumstances.
Anarchy isn’t a “free will” utopia of virtuous human beings. It’s more of a chaotic zombie apocalypse — without the zombies.
At first, it’s the exhilaration of freedom, a ton of frolicking, and playful attempts to forge their own society.
But as rescue hopes get bleaker and sounds get eerier?