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Simply Good Life - Best of Part 5

Hi all, I'll be travelling in the next few weeks, so enjoy my personal highlights.
Simply Good Life - Best of Part 5
By Adam Egger • Issue #136 • View online
Hi all, I’ll be travelling in the next few weeks, so enjoy my personal highlights.

Favorite Book
Today it’s about “Sapiens” and I really love that book.
100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come? 
In Sapiens, Dr Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to the radical breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural and Scientific Revolutions. He explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come? 
Here are just three of my favorite quotes from Sapiens:
“You could never convince a monkey to give you a banana by promising him limitless bananas after death in monkey heaven.” 
“Culture tends to argue that it forbids only that which is unnatural. But from a biological perspective, nothing is unnatural. Whatever is possible is by definition also natural. A truly unnatural behaviour, one that goes against the laws of nature, simply cannot exist, so it would need no prohibition.” 
“Biology enables, Culture forbids.” 
― Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens
Favorite App
I had used Duolingo to learn Italian and French, now I use it every day to learn Esperanto and Turkish. It’s free, it’s fun. Love it.
Duolingo: Learn Spanish, French and other languages for free
Quote I Love
“Anger is a hot coal that you hold in your hand while waiting to throw it at somebody else” A Buddhist saying 
This is one of the quote I use the most often. It helped me a lot.
What’s your favorite today?
Please send me your favorites as a reply or in our Simply Good Life Whatsapp group.
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Adam Egger

This easily-digestible weekly blog will help you to grow personally and professionally. Like a plant that flourishes from short but frequent watering, you will discover new ways of thinking and working that will leave you feeling more focused, productive, and happy.
I'm Adam Egger - an innovation and creativity expert - teaching teams all over the world how to become more innovative and successful.

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