Book in categories:philosophy
Comments and mentions from HN threads:
Ask HN: What book impacted your life the most and how?
alok-g: For contributing to helping me come out of excessive questioning of everything (philosophy) to science that helps towards actually answering the questions answerable.
Ask HN: Books you read in 2016?
perseusprime11: This was a great read that resets you and puts things in perspective.
Mentions by: pkaler
Ask HN: Which book have you re-read recently?
boca: Excellent book. The first time I started reading it, I couldn't grasp it and stopped after a few pages. But then picked it up again in 2015 and read it in one sitting. It's a wonderful little book. To be honest, I don't think I can sum up how it felt but it was liberating. ...
jaggednad: I highly recommend it. Takes only 4-5 hours cover to cover
hunvreus: 3rd time; learned something knew every time.
Ask HN: What books fundamentally changed the way you think about the world?
superplussed: Had a big impact on me when I was a teenager. The message I took from it is to not depend on teachers, mentors, or answers-from-above, and instead forge your own path in this world.
Ask HN: Which non-technology book has influenced you the most and why?
vinayan3: The main character Siddhartha experiences many different lives in search of true enlightenment. The book is so well written and way certain things are described are incredible.
aakash58: The restlessness and questioning (epitomized when he leaves Buddha) that results in a fascinating journey of self-discovery and openness to experiences has been inspirational.
Mentions by: 2snakes
Ask HN: What are your favorite books of all time, and why?
matthewvincent: This was a book I read in my early twenties that really helped me come to terms with a religious upbringing that no longer resonated with me, as well as a spiritual void in my life that needed to be filled. Seriously life changing stuff and so easy to read. Definitely the most accessible Hesse.
Ask HN: Which books have made you introspect?
acrodrig: I think it's the closest I have come to understanding "enlightenment" (whatever it may mean for each person). Give it a try.
XJahdai: It taught me in a subtle way about what's really important instead of just material stuff
Ask HN: What was the one book that you read and it actually changed your life?
madmax108: Truly a life-changing book for me, and no wonder it's been popular for over half a century!
sloaken: It is the one book I always re-read every couple of years.
Ask HN: What books changed the way you think about almost everything?
asdff: It is a short read, but it really grounds me and I always interpret it slightly differently based on what is going on in my life.
greensoup: Sometimes when I feel a bit sad I remind myself to read a few chapters. It reminds me what I find important in life. What I can ask from myself and from other. It gives me joy in a good way.
Ask HN: What are the books that changed the perspective of your life?
Denzel: I recommend it to everybody that asks for a life-changing book. Truly a piece of art.