Humans are adaptation machines. We are literally designed to adapt to our environment and the stresses that it places on us (both physical and mental). Learning is the act of taking conscious control of this process, and books are the knowledge-based elixir of the gods when it comes to learning.
As Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.” The fact that millions of people have taken the time to better arm us, by writing down their hard-won knowledge in easily digestible tomes, is amazing.
Here are eight good books that fundamentally changed my worldview. I hope they can arm you and help you change the world.