Maturation of my worldview?

Any anons got books they can recommend or endorse that helped their worldview and outlook on life grow and mature? I feel like my perspective on life is immature, adolescent and in need of some real growing up. Thanks in advance.

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  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    it's like 12 bucks on amazon. no index tho. best translation imo. also only includes 2nd edition. but it's portable and convenient. best edition imo.

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Unironically Buddhism. Or at least metta.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      What’s metta?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Nothing, what's the metta with you?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Loving kindness meditation, directing love at increasingly more people. You could start by repeating mantras such as "everything is love". I did that and it broke down some pessimistic beliefs eventually

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    There's no better teacher than life itself. You'll go farther reflecting on your own life experiences than you ever will reading a book.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      indeed, so go do seasonal work in Alaska, or become a prison guard for a year, you'll grow up to be a Real Adult Human

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    No point in articulate your worldview or even trying to figure it out. Just go with the flow

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. Reminds me if that kevin macdonald joke about going to the rope store and the rickety stool store cause he’s like you ever just realize “god damn I have been wrong about every single thing in my life.” Lol just have to go with it who cares. There’s no real answers.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >There’s no real answers.
        not with that attitude

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    This is my #1
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategikon_of_Kekaumenos
    But there is no English translation.
    So I would say Xenophon's Anabasis.

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    unironically
    on suicide by schopenhauer
    the civil war in france by marx
    the birth of tragedy by nietzsche
    introduction to deluze by todd may

    i dont actually rec or believe in max stirners work, but just considering his ideas and the validity behind them along with nietzsches critism of morality got me to leave behind rejecting actions and/or motives based soley on morality and/or how shocking they are

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Eric Berne father of transactional analysis, work of Games People Play and other stuff he inspired.Especially the stuff of scripts, of ego states as a parent child or adult.

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    You can only become a real adult by becoming a caring father.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      unironically this. Being a Father and running a household is the way.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Fricking stressful though. And dumbs you down. More wise, less intelligent.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'll remain a manchild over sacrificing another child to Moloch.

  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Anon people older than you don't necessarily know anything more than you do about life. Frick changing the world. Go frick b***hes and do what you want to do. Even if you read the entire Canon of western and eastern thought and tried to sage some boomer they are just going to say some shit about how you are just a kid. Start with the Greeks.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Go frick b***hes
      terrible advice

      >It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.
      - 1 Corinthians 7:1

      VADE RETRO SATANA!

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Knowledge about life != being an adult
      The correlate, but they are not the same.

      unironically this. Being a Father and running a household is the way.

      I don't think running the household is what makes you an adult, it's raising the kid right. The woman could completely care about the household and you'd still learn to be an adult really quickly. Management of your time and outside actions are a necessity.

      Fricking stressful though. And dumbs you down. More wise, less intelligent.

      Only in the beginning. Later, you need to be on the peak of your intelligence. Kids aren't dumb, they'll use and abuse you if you're dumb.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Makes sense. Im still in the beginning. 2 and almost 4

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Kids aren't dumb, they'll use and abuse you if you're dumb.
        I'm honestly terrified of this. I have a six month old boy and its not so much that I care about being abused but that I don't want to mess him up on account of my own autism. My own father wasn't much of a role model beyond making sure I was fed and clothed and my wife obviously won't be of too much help with a son so I'm feeling a bit lost. I want to be a good father.

  10. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I still take Freud with a grain of salt but Civilization And It’s Discontents helped me

    I guess a reappraisal of libertarianism after LARPing as auth-soc for several years (Covid broke me a bit and made me re-examine state interventionism and why it’s unnecessary) so I read De Molinari - Production Of Security and Bastiat - The Law. I don’t remember much of it but it kind of altered my perspective a bit.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >state interventionism and why it’s unnecessary
      Anon, the pandemic showed us that a vast amount of people is utterly moronic and that without the state intervening, we would not be able to handle a worse pandemic. If your takeaway from that period is that state intervention is unnecessary, you are the plebiest of plebs and should move to a board that's more suited to your (lack of) intellect, like /misc/ or /b/.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >getting lorded around is le GOOD
        you’re a Eurocuck, aren’t you? Or maybe Asian, I surmise? Post eye.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          It isn't good, I never said that. It is necessary, because the masses are stupid.

  11. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Lord Jim, but it made me very sad

  12. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Writing is more important than reading, start writing about your thoughts. Start simple, run up against parts where you get stuck, write more to figure it all out, repeat.

  13. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Oswald Spengler’s book encouraged me to be more of an objective realist and I think that’s really helped make me more measured and nuanced. His world-as-history vs world-as-nature idea also helped me recover some sense of meaning in life and the world. Unfortunately, I feel I’ve lost a bit of that youthful passion as a result, I think. If I could just recover that masculine drive, I would be really happy with the way I’ve matured intellectually. I would also add Ernst Jünger as an author who was very interested in values and orientations and simply, what to do, all of which I think are important. I think as well it’s been really helpful to find historical figures and writers that I can admire. I think having men you admire gives you an outline of a type of person to embody. I think history is really useful for that and I think it’s not a coincidence that many of the most remarkable men in history understood themselves partly as filling shows of historical figures before them. History is one of the closer things to a mythology that we modern people have available to us. Lastly, I would say poetry has actually been really important in my maturity. It’s helped me really understand life, the world, and basically who I am in the midst of all that.

  14. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    You aren't going to develop as a person by reading books. Go out and actually do things

  15. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ecclesiasticus and Ecclesiastes

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