As odd as this may seem, I actually didn’t work from a set of notes when writing this book. I did some spot-checking, to make sure I recalled some things correctly, but overall I just have an uncanny ability to absorb information and regurgitate it as needed.
That said, I feel like it would be helpful to readers to have more information to reference for each chapter, since there were length and media constraints when writing the book. I didn’t want to include these in the book because many of them live online, and trying to read a long URL in a book and then type it into a browser is a really shitty user experience.
I’m working on putting together a list of notes, resources, articles, research papers, videos, and more that influenced my thinking, broken down chapter by chapter (excluding the “In The Beginning” and “Afterword” sections of the book).
In the meantime, I’ll be taking the material from each chapter, and turning them into much, much more in-depth blog posts, with links out to articles, embedded videos, and more.
Lesson 1 – Free Choice
Ch. 1 – The High Cost of Free Choice
Free Will by Sam Harris – I like this because it takes the opposite position, that free will is an illusion…and to a degree, I agree 🙂 I think it starts out as an illusion if we run on our base software, but I believe it’s possible to actually take control through study and practice, thus gaining free will (or at least a far greater measure than we have by default).
Ch. 2 – It Isn’t Nice to Point
Ch. 3 – No, You’re Not Excused
Ch. 4 – Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire
Ch. 5 – Maybe Later
Ch. 6 – All is Well
Ch. 7 – Chicken Shit
Ch. 8 – Doubt Not, Want Not
Ch. 9 – And The Truth Shall Set You Free
Lesson 2 – Self-Worth
Ch. 10 – As a Man
Ch. 11 – The Myth of Perfection
Ch. 12 – Why Do We Fall?
Ch. 13 – Know Thyself
Ch. 14 – Tick Tock
Ch. 15 – The Value of Adding Value
Ch. 16 – Be The Best You
Ch. 17 – Opinions Are Like Assholes
Ch. 18 – Self, Worth Fighting For
Lesson 3 – Tradition
Ch. 19 – Once Upon a Time
Ch. 20 – Traditional CRAP
Ch. 21 – Brainwashed from Birth
Ch. 22 – Education vs. Formal Education
Ch. 23 – The 9 to 5 Death
Ch. 24 – The Myth of Retirement
Ch. 25 – No Fate, But What We Make
Lesson 4 – Perception
Ch. 26 – Perception is Reality
Ch. 27 – Becoming Telepathic
Ch. 28 – Hacking Humanity
Ch. 29 – Empowered by Empathy
Ch. 30 – Power Perceived is Power Achieved
Lesson 5 – Appearance
Ch. 31 – Presentation is Everything
Ch. 32 – The Man, The Myth, The Legend
Ch. 33 – Clothes Make The Man
Ch. 34 – Spoken Like a True Gentleman
Ch. 35 – Just the FACS
Ch. 36 – Who You Know
Ch. 37 – There Is No Spoon
Lesson 6 – Desire
Ch. 38 – The Heart of the Problem
Ch. 39 – Good ol’ Maslow
Ch. 40 – What Do You Want?
Ch. 41 – Why Do You Want It?
Ch. 42 – Entitled to Jack
Ch. 43 – Greedy Little Bastard
Ch. 44 – Striking a Balance
Lesson 7 – Purpose
Ch. 45 – The Meaning of Life
Ch. 46 – Begin at the Beginning
Ch. 47 – Creation > Consumption
Ch. 48 – Worth
Dying Living For?
Ch. 49 – Moderation in All Things
Ch. 50 – Living Your Own Life
Ch. 51 – Leaving a Legacy