Utopia for Realists by Rutger Bregman & The Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama

This week it’s time for a random subject upon this blog. That’s because I can share whatever I want on this blog haha! Today no zero waste, veganism or climate change. Something completely different and new. Two books! Utopia for Realists by Rutger Bregman and The Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama.

Different Subjects

The subjects of these books are quite new on my blog, but they also differ from each other. But for me it’s about the ideas of both books. They’re worth sharing and therefore I will do so. A new perspective can be life-changing sometimes. It makes me be open to new things and ideas. I think we should always be open. The two books are completely different from each other and so I’ll tell you a bit about each book.

Utopia for Realists

The title in English is beautiful, but in Dutch it says: ‘Free Money for Everybody’. Sounds amazing too, right? This book is describing what a utopia our world can become. Rutger Bregman discusses 5 ideas that can change the world. I don’t want to spoil too much, but one of the ideas is a universal basic income for everybody (yes, free money for everybody). Another one is to open all borders and to reduce working hours in a week. This book literally blew my mind. It makes you see the world in a different perspective. Most ideas Bregman proposes require a shift in mindset. We can do so much better! Want to know more about what utopia looks like? Read this book.

The Art of Happiness

The Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama is something completely different. It doesn’t discuss radical ideas that might change the future, but it goes back to the absolute base. I wouldn’t say the book tells you how to be happy, but it does tell you how to be content. And if you ask me, that’s way more important. Being content and compassionate to others at the same time. I think it should be the base of our existence. Besides that the book also has a personal touch. The Dalai Lama tells you the story of his life and the lessens he has learned. The book is one big bowl of peace, compassion and content. If everyone read this book and practiced it the world would be a better place (and that’s why I am sharing it with you today).

Beautiful books that make you think! I am a fan and I think these books are must reads for everybody!

Green tip: lend these books at your local library. By sharing things we reduce the amount of resources we need. If you don’t have a membership you can just walk in and read the book in the library itself.

Yours sincerely,
Romee

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