[Official] Books and Movies to expand your mind and help you grow as a person.
I’m sure this has been covered somewhere on this site. But I’m really interested in reading and watching movies (or YouTube videos) that will challenge me intellectually and just overall expand my mind and creativity. I’d appreciate any suggestions.
@kile, Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos”. Expect your mind and understanding of “what is” to expand infinitely. I found AMC’s “Breaking Bad” to be exceptionally inspiring, crude but inspiring. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geological_history_of_Earth and if you can wrap your mind around this stuff you will be more knowledgeable than 99.9% of the people that live on the blue planet. And these are just a few, the best resource for knowledge though is still a good book!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXvhD927h9U – interesting video about science & god
The Cable Guy really exhibited the effects and happenings of a dark personality A good movie to me shows real people being in real situations, and there are many many outlets of that behavior in nearly all facets. Beautiful things imo
Also eckhart tolle is an great guy, and TED talks are pretty cool
Things that have changed my life was reading Eckart Tolle’s ‘A New Earth’, and just recently watching the movie ‘Waking Life’. That was an incredible movie.
Also, what have you found so far in your life that has expanded your mind? Just to give us an idea of what you’ve absorbed so far..
hmm. i know these aren’t books/movies per se but they are interesting things to read up on, PM me for reading materials (i will do my best to source them out for you!)
Look at Revolver, it’s about the ego, something everyone NEEDS to know about.
@kile, Go to youtube and type in joe rogan – find yourself. Go through a bunch of videos from him, got me started on changing my perspective.
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@kile, My favorite food & nutrition documentary:
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@kile, The Butterfly Effect
Thanks everyone. I have a lot to keep me busy now. I’ve spent my time watching a lot of HBO series lately. Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, etc..
“Psychology Applied to Modern Life: Adjustment in the 21st Century” (try getting it in paperback).
You must see The Fountain if you have yet to do so!
@smokeup1, Joe Rogan is an idiot.
try reading anything by Kurt Vonnegut or William Seward Burroughs
The book Parallel Worlds by Michio Kaku is really good.
In one week I am moving to Colombia for a year! As books in English can be hard to come by, I’m hoping to bring a good supply with me, and appreciate any suggestions :D
How about some biographies of great people you’ve always admired?
the Foundation series by Asimov
those are all very well known I know.. but they’re my favourite so be sure to read them if you haven’t
http://www.truthcontest.com E-book titled ‘The Present’ can be downloaded onto your comp or read online if you have an internet connection.
The Untethered Soul byMichael Singer
A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink
“Remember Me” by Christopher Pike.
This book seriously changed my perspective on the spiritual level and the author said he felt a tap on his shoulder and a whisper in his ear saying “thank you” when he was done.
oooh, and the Thirst Series by Christopher Pike is good too. 4 books with the 5th one coming out in this upcoming year.
siddhartha by hermann hesse, i actually read it for school and it was pretty deep :p
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