Summarizing ancient Chinese philosopher Zhuang Zhou, we can look at the size of a river only to see it has not the vastness of the sea. We can look at the vastness of the sea and realize it could never live up to the greatness of the cosmos.
No one person can harness all that is great in the world. No matter what we do, we can never outdo what the universe has granted us. However, this should not discourage us from reaching toward the cosmos.
Reading cannot provide all answers to us. What it can do, though, is give us an insight into others’ own deliberations of reality. This is enough for anyone to expand their own cosmos.
This blog is a place to share my journey through what I read. As I make it through my books, I will post my thoughts and try to make sense of what has been written. I will keep a running list of books I intend to read below in alphabetical order. The current book I am reading will be on top.
- No Enemies, No Hatred by Liu Xiaobo
- Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives by Tim Harford
- Mr. China: A Memoir by Tim Clissold
- The Hundred-Year Marathon: China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower by Michael Pillsbury
- The Circle by Dave Eggers
- Zealot: The Life and Time of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan
- Beyond Fundamentalism: Confronting Religious Extremism in the Age of Globalization by Reza Aslan