From personal experience, a lot of self-search and study, I have come to believe that the best way to overcome our problems is by facing them and understanding them. Once we know what is ailing us we are ready to move on and become our best selves. Self-help books may not be so helpful. We don’t want to be what someone else tells us to. We want to be freed from our own unique chains that are tying us down.
Books have helped me find answers. Some had hard truths and not so sweet words to digest, but in the end it is the bare truth that may serve us best.
Here I offer books you might want to read that will help you better understand, not only yourself, but how our minds work and how we come to feel the way we do. We are not alone. We all have our little fractures.
Man’s search for meaning by Viktor Frankl.
Stumbling on happiness by Daniel Gilbert.
Thinking, fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman.
Nerve by Taylor Clark.
Too soon old, too late smart by Gordon Livingston.
Anatomy of love by Helen Fisher
Going the distance by George Sheehan
The road less travelled by M. Scott Peck
On disobedience by Erich Fromm