The Wisdom of Frugality: Why Less Is More - More or Less [Audiobook]
17 October 2017, 07:24
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 9 hrs 17 mins | 255.51MB
In this book, Emrys Westacott examines why, for more than two millennia, so many philosophers and people with a reputation for wisdom have been advocating frugality and simple living as the key to the good life. He also looks at why most people have ignored them, but argues that, in a world facing environmental crisis, it may finally be time to listen to the advocates of a simpler way of life.
The Wisdom of Frugality explores what simplicity means, why it's supposed to make us better and happier, and why, despite its benefits, it has always been such a hard sell. The book looks not only at the arguments in favor of living frugally and simply, but also at the case that can be made for luxury and extravagance, including the idea that modern economies require lots of getting and spending. A philosophically informed reflection rather than a polemic, The Wisdom of Frugality ultimately argues that we will be better off as individuals and as a society if we move away from the materialistic individualism that currently rules."
Buddhism 101: From Karma to the Four Noble Truths, Your Guide to Understanding the Principles of Buddhism [Audiobook]
29 September 2017, 17:58
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 7 hrs 9 mins | 200.84MB
Learn everything you need to know about Buddhism in this clear and straightforward new guide.
Buddhism was founded thousands of years ago and has inspired millions of people with its peaceful teachings. Buddhism 101 highlights and explains the central concepts of Buddhism to the modern listener, with information on mindfulness, karma, The Four Noble Truths, the Middle Way, and more.
Whether you're looking just to understand Buddhism or to explore the philosophy in your own life and own journey to enlightenment, this book gives you everything you need to know!
On Being Awesome: A Unified Theory of How Not to Suck [Audiobook]
22 September 2017, 01:40
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 5 hrs 9 mins | 142.72MB
A lively philosophical exploration of what it means to be awesome and not suck, and a plea for more awesomeness in our personal, social, and public lives
In this engaging, fun, and astute investigation of a thoroughly contemporary condition, philosopher and former pro skater Nick Riggle argues that our collective interest in being awesome (and not sucking) marks a new era in American culture, one that is shaped by relatively recent social, political, and technological shifts.
At the core of his work is the idea that awesome people are exemplars of social creativity. We suck when we foil their attempts at creative community building. To be down, game, chill, basic, wack, or a preference dictator are just a handful of ways we can create, respond to, or fail to take up social openings in the office, in public, or with our friends and loved ones.
What can the invention of the high five and the history of "cool" tell us about the origins of awesome? Can introverts be awesome? How do our expectations of awesome relate to race, gender, and sexuality? How is our desire for awesomeness shaping our cultural landscape - art, altruism, athletics, and public life? These are just a few of the questions Riggle explores in this accessible, philosophical road trip through the ethos of our time.
On Being Awesome articulates a singular and gripping cultural ideal and provides a new and inspiring framework for understanding friendship, success, and happiness in our everyday lives.
Bonus PDF included with awesomeness/suckiness chart