If there's one book I'd recommend reading it's Sapiens (well I have lots of recoms' but let's keep this on track...)
Not a new book, but not an old one either - I'm currently about to finish it for the second time having read it during the first lockdown in early 2020.
Friends are bored of me quoting pieces of it..but...
Every single human being on planet earth should be given a copy at birth to explain exactly why we're here and how as a society we reached this point of evolution.
🌎 For instance
Did you know that in the Middle Ages it was pretty much accepted that the peak of civilization had already happened and that life was all about a gradual managed decline?
Then came along the renaissance and scientific revolution out of nowhere, and people just started questioning the status quo of whether there were more answers and new ways of thinking out there...
Plus how did we as humans see off other close species such as Neandertals, yet we still have some of their blood in us today?
And what does the future hold for us?
Well, we are actually currently holding back a lot of genetic engineering (plants, animals and cyborg tech) just because of the moral panic and potential 'letting the genie out of the bottle' moment in terms of not being able to go back.
If you're looking for a great read and want to reframe your own existence and make sense of why we're here then please do discover it and enjoy!
3. If graphic novels are more your thing then don't miss out on this here.
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