Book Review - Sapiens
We did not domesticate wheat. It domesticated us
There are no gods, no nations, no money and no human rights, except in our collective imagination.`
This single quote stayed with me for very long time.
As I turned the last page of Sapiens. The book had been sitting on my shelf for a year, silently challenging me to dive into its depths. And dive I did, on the 25th of August this year.
📖 My Reading Journey
Committing to a reading routine can be challenging. My pact with myself? A minimum of 25 pages every day. Some days, the storyline was so gripping that the book practically turned its own pages.By committing to this simple routine, I finished the book on 2nd of October. I was so inspired that I immediately decided to share my experience in this blog.
Fun Activity: How do you set reading goals for yourself? Do you have a unique routine? Drop your methods in the comments below!
🧠 The Impact of Sapiens on My Worldview
One aspect of “Sapiens” that truly resonated with me was its exploration of the cognitive revolution. How our ancestor’s ability to create and believe in shared myths led to the birth of cultures, religions, and societal norms. It is a reminder of the power of stories in shaping our world. It prompted me to question - which myths are shaping my life today?
Fun Fact for you
You could never convince a monkey to give you a banana by promising him limitless bananas after death in monkey heaven.
🚨 Spoiler Alert! 🚨
The author navigates the intricate tapestry of human history, tracing our journey from 10,000 years ago to the cutting-edge realm of genetic engineering in 2014. It’s very similar to a roller coaster ride through the sands of time.
The author delves deep into the mighty empires that once shaped our world — from the magnificent empire of Rome, its influential leaders, to the imperial ambitions of the British Empire and Spain’s relentless drive for foreign treasures.
This book doesn’t just recount historical events; it makes one reflect on the human spirit, our ambitions, and the lengths we go to realize our desires.A captivating read from start to finish, this book offers a seamless blend of history, culture, and science. Highly recommended for those keen on understanding the past to decode our present.
📚 The Goodreads Journey
The above review I also posted on good-reads. I mean the last para not the whole blog post obviously 😆.
I maintain what I am reading , what I have completed and which I would like to read three buckets on goodreads.
Actually this is a feature provided by goodreads. So I like to keep track of my progress. If you want to see it -
I am pasting a link of my profile -
Darshan Sharma profile
If you are also a book reader or want to make a habit I recommend joining goodreads.
Now, I suppose it’s time I should put down my pen.
Under: #life , #history , #non-fiction