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20 things i learned from 20 non-fiction books i've read.



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  1. i am stupid and lazy

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    I want to find the most loneliest place on earth and read books after books but I would like to be where it's always snowy… I love winter

  2. Ginnie Liebherr

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    I liked this way of presenting your nonfiction reading

  3. james duggan

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    The color seascape at the start of the Outspoken segment reminded me of the jigsaw puzzles I used to love to do. Thx Edit: And the photo of the Sun King must have greater impact in the Low Countries than it does here.

  4. Larry Has Opinions

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    sapiens must be one of the best books i've ever read, truly mind-opening

  5. E

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    Loved the video! Just a suggestion: it'd be great if you said the title of each book out loud next time. That would allow both visually impaired folks and people who are listening to the video while doing chores to know what book you are talking about 🙂

  6. Rikke Bay

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    I read recently How to be a Heroine by Samantha Ellis, which I thought was a sort of collection of literary essays about classic female heroines, but turned out to be a biblio-memoir. The concept was how these characters had influenced her life, and I learned that we read things differently and, more importantly, for different reasons, because I disagreed most of the times with her 😂

  7. Aaron Simmonds

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    This was great, thank you.

    Into The Magic Shop by Dr James Doty: Compassion is key.

  8. Nil Pori

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    do you have blue eyes sister?

  9. Afomia Tibebeselassie

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    This is such a great video. it just gave me motivation to pick more non – fiction books. it'll also be cool if you did another video 20 things you have learned from 20 fiction books.

  10. Hera

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    I really liked reading Pandora's Jar : Women in the Greek Myths by Nathalie Haynes ! Even thought the author is not an historian or someone who study literature, it was really well sourced, and what I got from it was how different the myths we think we know from our actual culture are actually different in the "original" versions, and why/how/when we modified them to fit and serve other narratives.

  11. Taz

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    if youre interested in philosophy and because i know you like fiction, im going to suggest sophies world, which is a novel that teaches you all of western philsophy

  12. siti nur aisyah

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    I'm reading Sapien, right now. Not finnish, yet. Not sure i'll be… As far, it's interesting. Bring the point of views that i've never had before. Surely Mr. Harari wrote it in great way. The explanation about how human grew from hunter to modren society is great. There's so many information too. But There's pros and cons in my mind 'bout this book. It' s feel like i'm on rollercoaster… Up and down, exciting yet dazing… wandering if i could finnish it. 😅

  13. Ceri M

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    Thank you for this video. Makes me definately itching for more non-fiction expieriences. I recently read The Lucifer Effect by Phil Zimbardo, where He explores his SPE-Project in detail and descrobes how our surroundings can effect our moral decisions. I took from this book, that it is very importat to always question frames given to us vy othery, especially if they include a "they" and an "us" . Also, on the lesson you mentioned from Homo Deus reminded me so much of Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente which tackles the status of mankind on earth in relation to other species from space in a very unique and hilarious way. For both of them I highly recomend the audio books. <3

  14. Arpita

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    ahh i love your voice, it was half the reason why i subscribed to your channel:)

  15. Paromita Roy

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    BEEN WAITING ALL DAY TO SIT DOWN AND WATCH THIS VIDEO!!! I'm SO excitedhahahaha

  16. Meredith - AnanasAbanaan

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    Humankind is one of my favorite reads this year. I liked the statement that it's better to assume people have good intentions, because they most likely do. It's better to get conned one time while doing a nice thing than to be suspicious all the time.

  17. Luisana Garcia

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    I discovered your channel a couple of weeks ago and I've been enjoying all of your videos but this one made me really excited! Something that helped me get back into reading again this year, after struggling for a long time with my concentration, was having the realization that non-fiction is the genre that I mostly enjoy. One of the books that made a great impact on me and that I'd recommend is Together by Vivek H. Murthy.

  18. Felipe Crespo

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    A group of merchants looking for profit is a very bad form of goverment – The Anarchy. The Relentless Rise of The East Indian Company – William Dalrymple

  19. Natalie Moon

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    New Non fiction book women and Journalism – Female reporter breaks down Pope Francis' history of promoting priests who covered up sex abuse – Lead Me Where The Light is by N. Galilea

  20. A1 H

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    What a good and aesthetic video!!! It was nice to look at and it gave us 20 things to think about!

  21. Ana Luísa Machado

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    Yessss we want more videos like this !💚 non fiction is as important as fiction books!! I love to read non fiction. Amazing video!

  22. Ana Luísa Machado

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    Andddd (yes I did click again on the video to write this 😂) ….if you search on booktube community, 90% of the videos are fiction book videos, so thank you for choosing nonfiction books to share your reflections with us! 🤗🤗

  23. Blah Smith

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    Oh, you changed the title. Initially, I thought all 20 books had the same 1 message XD

  24. Loud Fun Strawberry

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    I love how you film… The aesthetic of your videos lately is chef's kisses very pleasing.

  25. A M

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    I really like watching your videos in general they are very entertaining and informative on the types of books you read . I like philosophy books as well and this video is really cool I’ll get some books from the ones you mention

  26. 에리카

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    I loved the courage to be disliked and especially where it said that all problems are interpersonal relationship problems and that we basically shouldn't be shut off in the fear of getting hurt because we will always be coming in contact with people.
    To get rid of ones problems, all one can do is live in the universe all alone – Adler

  27. Asty Annisawati

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    i read some of the books you mentioned and YES these were amazing! i love your channel and I love nonfiction books so I really enjoyed this video (plus your editing skills…. just wow)

  28. Anne Marie

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    Really want to read Viktor Frankl's book! I once visited a lecture by his wife and I actually wrote an essay about his life lessons – it has had stuck with me since then. He was a generous man, even wrote a foreword in my best friend's mother's book.

  29. Claire de Korte

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    A couple of years ago I read The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli. I found this book breath-taking. If I had to summarise the book in two sentences, they would be: Time is not a physical substance / natural phenomenon, it is instead a structure that humans have created for humans. If humans did not exist, then time, as we know it, would not exist.

  30. marie

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    Loved this so much. So Inspirational and interesting!!

  31. Gandalf

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    The thumbnail photo is beautiful

  32. Bemuzed Bookworm

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    an interesting one for me was 'We are the weather' by Jonathan Safran Foer. It amongst other things tries to uncover the reason why we aren't taking climate change seriously. Why it doesn't cause panic in spite of its dire consequences.

  33. Jus Sanguinis

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    Speaking about last book. So author wants to help Southern countries? Interesting, does he think racism, ethno-nationalism and religeous bigotry are bad? If so, then he wants to help countries with HUGE percentage of bad people… Believe me, Southern societies are way more racist, ethno-nationalist and religeous than Dutch/European society. Some of my Russian relatives are from Kazakhstan and I lived there for several years, so I have personal experience, not just abstract knowledge. P.S. You should read "Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism". Its a non-fiction book about economics by Ha-Joon Chang, the South Korean economist and the son of Chang Jae-sik, who is former minister of industry and resources of South Korea. The book is written in simple language, so it easy to read even for non-economists like myself (I was studying civil/building engineering). When you read this book, you will understand how todays economic leaders have become so rich.

  34. nidavellir

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    "Researchers should never influence or participate in research"
    Participant observations: 👁️👄👁️

  35. the city goes to bed

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    Such a cool video concept!! Also loved the cinematic execution 📷✨

  36. Samuel Vandaiyar

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    I read "Thinking Fast and Slow" and liked how it had categorized different stages of thinking and analyzed some of the biases that we may not consider sometimes. And Camus has a particular style of abstract existentialism that is enjoyable to try to unpack at times. Also that picture of Camus at 3:04 is the most Camus picture ever and what I imagine he looked like day to day lol

  37. Gauri Singh

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    Sapiens just made me realize that something as boring as history (yes, I am not the biggest fan of my history classes) can be so interesting if given the perfect context. Homo Deus scared the shit out of me!

  38. Palak Nayyar

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    All the messages in this video are so beautiful.
    Thanks! Inspired to read more non-fic🤗

  39. itsdivya

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    okay i love this type of video i wanna get into non fic myself. hope in the dark seems short and sweet so might pick that up. ALSO i love the lil clips you put in when you're explaining books

  40. Mr Eastforest

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    I highly recommend the book "Less is More" by Jason Hickel. Easily the best book on climate change I've ever read.

  41. Svenya

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    I'm so glad you mentioned how horribly executed the Stanford Prison Experiment is! Every psych and philosophy professor I have had at Stanford has been absolutely infuriated by that study!

  42. louis hickman

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    The Uninhabitable Earth really changed my perspective on the vulnerability of underprivileged societies. We really only talk about climate change in the topic of destruction and grief that privileged countries will one day face. It helps us not only lengthen the timetable that we have to create systemic change, but it also fails to see the current harm we are already causing for many communities. It's important that we not only find solutions for the future, but that we also work on solutions and programs to help the currently harmed communities as we transition into a cleaner future. Especially when much of the destruction and change of climate that we see is caused by industrialized countries of power.

  43. Icelyn

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    Thank you so much for spotlighting some non-fiction. So many people avoid it because they view it as "dull," but good authors can make non-fiction so engaging!

  44. Hanna Vercelli

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    -the tao of pooh – benjamin hoff
    – man's search for meaning – viktor frankl
    – at the existentialist's café – sarah bakewell
    – men explain things to me – rebecca solnit
    – hope in the dark – rebecca solnit
    – essentialism – greg mckeown
    – the courage to be disliked – ichirõ kishimi and fumitake koga
    – bad feminist – roxane gay
    – outspoken – veronica rueckert
    – the hidden life of trees – peter wohlleben
    – thinking, fast and slow – daniel kahneman
    – humankind – rutger bregman
    – sapiens – yuval noah harari
    – homo deus – yuval noah harari
    – the subtle art of not giving a fuck – mark manson
    – utopia for realists – rutger bregman
    – the myth of sisyphus – albert camus
    – ikigai – francese miralles & héctor garcía
    – how to be parisian
    – the uninhabitable earth – david wallace wells

  45. uriah sharon

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    This is a great video!

  46. tea with lea

    August 17, 2021 at 11:24 am

    Such a wonderful video! I especially loved the meaning you got from book 14, 16 and 20 ♡
    I recently read The Broken Earth Trilogy and even though it's fiction it showed me how important it is to question everything that you are told.

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