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>>19814103
holy shit they cost so much nvm

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>>19803928
I've known plenty of guys who were nowhere close to the "top 1%" who could get laid. Some people are just unlucky

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Give me a book to explain why modern society is so shit.

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tomorrow i'll do it
yesterday i said the same
in the end i'll know
only i was to blame

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Bros.... Can someone recover from the idea that reading a book in translation is analogous to watching a film dubbed?

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I'm about to finish a major on an academic field and it seems like the only option going forward will be working there. The problem is that I am a fraud, I have never cheated but I feel like I haven't learnt anything, barely read at all, and I'm at the top of my class. I don't know what's going to become of me.

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Whenever I ask my mom to let me read an interesting passage to her, she tells me that she isn't interested. Every single time.

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>>19509831
>Tfw White and only Asian women have ever expressed interest in me
Shall I join the stereotype?

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The pessimists... the anti-natalists.... the nihilists.... they are all right.
All of them, this world is rotten, filled to the brim with rotten people and built upon a rotten structure.
The only thing that can fix this mess is a firm hand, someone to punish the wicked and provide the people with order and morality. Who will commit to this task? You? Reading this? No. Me? No. But someone.

This world cannot be written with books alone. How do we fix this mess? Any philosophy for it?!

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>>19480060
>latin textbook
>exciting and fun, i am really getting good at this
>try real latin
>pick supposedly easy real latin text for first timers
>can't even figure out what is happening
>wtf is that
>the only way this makes sense is if that's an ablative
>but that's accusative
>but there's already an accusative and it can't be any double accusative
>wtf is happening in this sentence
>wtf is that
>is that a genitive
>how would that make any sense here
>wtf is going on

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i'm so fucked.

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>>19398648
>You likely know or have met 10,000 women so far in your life
Yeah.... haha.... Totally.

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>Be me
>Never read a full book in my whole life
>Some beautiful day creativity suddenly strikes
>Created a whole trilogy in my head, full of characters, plot twists, powerful themes and inspired worldbuilding
>Realised I'll never be able to publish it because I've never read a book and thus don't know how to write one

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Bros, how do I become bicameral again?
I hate consciousness.
I want my personal god to tell me what to do

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there are too many fucking books

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i have given up on my lifelong dream of being a writer. i've been isolated for so long that i have nothing to write about. i will die in anonymity, leaving nothing behind

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Dear Anon,

Thank you for letting us consider [story]. We regret to inform you that it does not suit our current needs. Best of luck with your other work.

Sincerely,
Magazine

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I sadly do not have any free time. I have a 16 hour work day, every day. But it's something I need to do to provide for my future family. I also want to read literature, it's probably my one hobby ever since I had to quit all other forms of entertainment. I will probably have about an hour a week to read. This is why I would like to ask, what are the absolute, must read books.
It is preferable if you can limit this to the shortest amount of books, with the widest range/type of ideas possible (I know it sounds strange). Currently here is what I got and my explanations for them:

The Upanishads,
"In the Buddha's Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon":
I realized that I have never read anything outside of the western world, and that I could be missing out. I feel like these are two most important texts for Hinduism and Buddhism, but if you can think of any better ones, then let me know. I am looking for more so a summary. I have already started reading the Upanishads, and I really like it.

The Iliad
The Odyssey
The complete works of Plato
The complete works of Aristotle (both volumes):
This is because I have heard alot of good things about the greeks. My friend gets to read alot more then I do because he chose a different life path, and he recommended that I read these. I see alot of people here really like them as well. I had an old book on Plato, and I read a few dialogues from it, and I really liked it. And Philosophy is one of my main interests, so I know that I will enjoy these.

Epictetus Discourses and Enchiridion
Letters of a Stoic by Seneca
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius:
If I can get something positive from reading, then I would certainly like to. From the very little I've read online, these seem like some books that I simply have to read. I am actually very looking forward to these. I like books that actually have a practical application. Essentially self-help, but in the least bullshit way possible. I want positive philosophy. I know there are people here who will complain about these, but I am fairly set on these.

Before the greeks: ?????
Is there anything I need to read before the Greeks? I saw that there is a lit chart for the bronze age, but how much of it is ESSENTIAL. I mean like breaking it down into a few books. I have thought that maybe I will read the Epic of Gilgamesh, and Beowulf, but am I missing any other important ones? I don't know as I haven't read them, and I am having a hard time choosing the important books from before the Greeks.

The Aeneid
The stoics (previously mentioned):
What do I NEED from the Romans? On the Republic Cicero, Epicurea, Plotinus, Metamorphoses. These are all books that I am considering, but I seriously have no idea which of these to add to my list. I need only the BEST.

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>>19065265
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>>19065214
please I just want to talk about books

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>>18943427
>hollowed

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How shall I behold the face
Henceforth of God or angel, erst with joy
And rapture so oft beheld? Those heavenly shapes
Will dazzle now this earthly with their blaze
Insufferably bright. O might I here
In solitude live savage, in some glade
Obscured, where highest woods, impenetrable
To star or sunlight, spread their umbrage broad
And brown as evening; cover me, ye pines;
Ye cedars, with innumerable boughs
Hide me, where I may never see them more.

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Please God save us, please have mercy on us. I can hardly stand our horrifying reality at some points. My faith in humanity has rapidly been withering this year, and I'm so fucking tired. How is it possible to be here yet feel like we were not built for this? Something clearly went wrong. It does no good to be this aware. It's a curse. The only thing that terrifies me more than reality is the thought that I may be going crazy. I don't think I even believe in God but I will beg for mercy all the same.

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How shall I behold the face
Henceforth of God or angel, erst with joy
And rapture so oft beheld? Those heavenly shapes
Will dazzle now this earthly with their blaze
Insufferably bright. O might I here
In solitude live savage, in some glade
Obscured, where highest woods, impenetrable
To star or sunlight, spread their umbrage broad
And brown as evening; cover me, ye pines;
Ye cedars, with innumerable boughs
Hide me, where I may never see them more.

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18915106

How shall I behold the face
Henceforth of God or angel, erst with joy
And rapture so oft beheld? Those heavenly shapes
Will dazzle now this earthly with their blaze
Insufferably bright. O might I here
In solitude live savage, in some glade
Obscured, where highest woods, impenetrable
To star or sunlight, spread their umbrage broad
And brown as evening; cover me, ye pines;
Ye cedars, with innumerable boughs
Hide me, where I may never see them more.



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