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aubreybackscheider

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Professed bibliophile with 12 active cards spanning four continents.

Currently reading

The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home
Susan Wise Bauer, Jessie Wise
Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller--Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century
Napoleon Hill
How We Decide - Jonah Lehrer Similar to Blink, Outliers, and the Happiness Hypothesis, Lehrer draws on a wealth of case studies to prove our emotional brain is critical to our decision making process. He comes across as a young but talented author that could improve upon collecting his thoughts into an action based conclusion. The book was fun to read, but not the sort that inspires you to change. There is still plenty to chew on, especially in an election year. One of my favorite paraphrases on page 206, when referring to a study conducted by Tim Brock, "We all silence the cognitive dissonance through self-imposed ignorance. Once you identify with a political party, the world is edited to fit with your ideology."