The New York Times Bestseller Antifragile talks about things in our world that grow stronger from healthy stressors. The word "antifragile" describes systems that occur in nature, things that not only grow stronger from stress, but that actually weaken without positive stressors. A negative stress, for example, is a chronic stress; one that is never resolved and is ever present. Chronic stress breaks something that is antifragile; lack of stress weakens it. A positive stress is one that comes and goes, like physical stress from exercise.Read More
Here is a secret: reading helps make you smarter. I hated reading in school and thought it was boring. I didn't even start seriously reading until I was 19-years-old, and it was because I realized I didn't know nearly as much as I thought I did. Books explore topics more deeply than blog posts, news articles, and tweets. The more enriched your mind is, the more you will have to talk about, and the easier it will be to attract others. As Richard Dawkins said "The mind is like a peacock's tail."
Stay curious! Reading things that interest you is exhilarating. Reading can make the mundane, fascinating and give you awe. If you haven't liked reading in the past, don't be afraid to give it a try again! If you are looking for some titles to sink into, feel free to check out our Goodreads (featured on the right hand side of the blog) to see what we've been reading!