Lone Growth

Down Time

If I have any down time whatsoever I did give some thought on what I would be doing while resting.  What I hope to be doing the majority of the time is to be introspecting and recording those thoughts and feelings into my journal along with the events I think are important to record.  Besides the introspection I have audio books for myself to listen to.  Audio books by the way are a great way to save weight and consume without a light source.  The following books are the books I listened to on the trail:

Book Author Opinions
The Defining Decade Meg Jay I like and recommend this book for anyone who is in their 20s and younger.  This book was recommended to me by my friend, Conor.
The Bachelor Pad Economics Aaron Clarey Would significantly help men who are lost in purpose or meaning.  Also, a place to start, finance wise for young men.  Author comes off a bit sexist so be wary of that.
The Rational Male Rollo Tomassi The YouTuber I follow, “Entrepreneurs in Cars” recommends this book.  I only listened to the first chapter because I felt that I have already learned by experience (unfortunately) the mentioned realities of dating.
Mastery Robert Greene A must read for anyone who wants to be a master in their skill set.  This book was recommended to me by my friend, Conor.
The Power of Self-Discipline Brain Tracy Very good message, though I felt the book could have been shorter.  I thought the number of examples used was unnecessarily long.
Walden Henry David Thoreau I listened to about half of this book.  I liked his minimalistic mindset and how he organized his notes, but I didn’t like how dull this book was read by the narrator.  Will likely pick up the physical book to attempt at it again.
Worthless:  The Young Person’s Indispensable Guide to Choosing the Right Major Aaron Clarey This book can be summed up in the “Education” chapter of “The Bachelor Pad Economics” by Aaron Clarey.  I very much liked the way Bachelor Pad was read so while looking for other books written by the author I came across this, purchased it, and listened to it.  Not a must read but entertaining.
Thank You for Being Late Thomas L. Friedman This book was a recommendation from David Madison.  This was the author’s take on a solution from an outside observatory perspective to thriving in the rapid digital age.  Not that I could have explained it better, but I felt his solution was vague.
Outliers:  The Story of Success Malcolm Gladwell Very entertaining read.  The new perspective opened up some new ideas of thought for me.
The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis – and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self Reliance Ben Sasse

 

Great book if you are raising children currently.  I like his solutions.  The thing I remember most about this book was that he closed with his own propaganda as a United States Senator, so be wary of that.  I think it could have been better closed.
The Power of Habit Charles Duhigg Took away some valuable knowledge on making and replacing habits.  Good book but can be dull at times.
What Women Want in a Man Bruce Bryans Straight forward.
The 7 Irresistible Qualities Men Want in a Woman Bruce Bryans On point.
Steve Jobs Walter Isaacson Long book.  I personally wouldn’t recommend.
How Not To Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease Michael Greger Very much opened my eyes with the food industry and personal health.  I highly recommend this book for anyone.
You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth Jen Sincero Inspirational for sure, but I wouldn’t recommend.
Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jetha The YouTuber I follow, “Entrepreneurs in Cars” recommends this book.  I have been interested in learning more about the more natural non-monogamist relations, but unfortunately, I could not stand the narrator for more than two chapters.  I hope to get back to this eventually.
Seduction Robert Greene “Mastery” was such a great book, I sought out more books by him, leading me to this book.  I was not into this book as much as I was into “Mastery” so I found myself drifting into other books.  I read about 11% of this book.
48 Laws of Power Robert Greene “Mastery” was such a great book, I sought out more books by him, leading me to this book.  I was not into this book as much as I was into “Mastery” so I found myself drifting into other books.  I read about 14% of this book.
As a Man Thinketh James Allen I highly recommend this book for anyone.  This book explains the power of thought.
Start With Why Simon Sinek I read this not only for my interest in leadership, but also for my personal growth as a person.  This book will clearly help businesses, but also help with the personal drive.  I highly recommend anyone to pick this up.
The Martian Andy Weir Great science fiction book.  I enjoyed the technical details.  This was recommended to me by Summer Camp.
Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions Brian Christian Great book, but could only get through the first chapter.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Mark Manson One of the best self-help books I have ever read.  I highly recommend this book.  I listened to this book a total of three times on trail.  I must note the he narrator, Bruce Wayne was very well spoken, so good I browsed for other books he narrated, but unfortunately none that interested me.

If my mind needs a break or just needs a harmony to lift my spirit, I have my music.

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