The Rudest Book Ever - Insanely practical ideas to free your mind from all bullshit
How much do I want to read more? 8/10
This book speaks to me in a way it demantle beliefs, and tackle the question of how to raise a kid as an independant thinker.
It's not a fabulous book, but it raises questions and makes you think, and that's just what it is all about.
A SMALL YET IMPORTANT INTRODUCTION
This book does not mean to teach. It is written to make you think.
Essentially, this book is about freeing your mind from all the bullshit you have unknowingly attached yourself to and are suffering from—ranging from ideas of happiness to people in your life. It will rip into everything.
YOU ARE A PRODUCT
you are meant to become this awesome, functional unit capable of choosing jobs, careers, relationships, environments and economies on your own volition—that’s the hope. The better the choices, the better the product you are—that’s the simple law on the basis of which the world judges you.
- A person is not born ready.
- A person has to be made ready.
- The person is emotional in nature.
- The person does not know how to learn in the beginning; it knows how to absorb, which means it learns whatever it absorbs from its surroundings.
- The person has to learn how to learn.
- The person can think, but does not know how to think
- A person’s emotional responses to different experiences create interpretations of those experiences, which the person assumes to be true. Therefore, emotional responses become one of the earliest teachers of the person.
- ‘Emotional responses’ is a garbage teacher, because as a kid, the emotional intelligence is underdeveloped.
NOBODY IS BORN AN IDIOT
As you grow older and life becomes harder, without the ability of ‘how to think’, one naturally falls back on what one knows.
with time, when they are not corrected by verification, these factual learnings become factual truths to people. Factual truths means they are incontestable to those who believe them, and they most probably will die by them. And once you believe something that strongly, you become its avid defender. Once we become defenders, we become groups. Once we become groups, we disagree with other groups, and fight.
THE TYPES OF PRODUCTS AROUND YOU
A person brought up on what to think inclines towards asking for solutions for their problems, instead of thinking and finding out things by themselves.
This explains the insatiable need for self-help books, the lack of self-reliance, and the explosion of ‘clever’ people online, teaching people how to be successful, to be a man, a millionaire, a strong woman, smart, clever, slick, handsome and beautiful all at once.
The person who knows how to think will try to find solutions for their problems by thinking on their own.
To expand the scope of their knowledge, however, they will read books, watch videos and consume all available information. They seek knowledge because knowledge contains perspectives.
YOUR PARENTS PROBABLY MESSED UP
Do you know how many reasons there are for having a child?
One can become a parent because the guy forgot to pull out, or the girl—out of some ancient, primitive urge—commanded the guy to not pull out.
or because they like babies,
or because they have recently been feeling a sense of incompleteness,
or because they hope it will make their lives purposeful again.
People have babies because they have reached the age society has deemed right to have a baby.
People have babies because it appears to be a viable strategy to save their marriage.
People have babies so the baby can grow up to fulfil the unfulfilled dreams of either of the parents.
There is a great chance that you might have been born from one of those reasons. Ideally speaking, there should be a strategy.
If they are not a responsible person, they are gonna be hurting a lot of people.
If they grow up to be a follower of ideologies that talk about dividing people, then the parents too are responsible for creating one more follower.
WHY SO MANY SHITTY PRODUCTS?
Responsible motivation’ means parents realising that they will have one of the strongest influences while the foundation of the personality of the child is being laid. And, to prepare the child, the parents will have to prepare themselves first.