Read: May 2020

Inspiration: What are the biggest changes that have taken place in society this century that I should be thinking about? (recommended by a friend)


Written with the help of ChatGPT, below is a brief summary to understand what is covered in the book.

“21 Lessons for the 21st Century”, published in 2019 by author, historian, and professor Yuval Noah Harari, explores the most pressing issues facing humanity in the 21st century, including technological change, climate change, and the rise of nationalism. He looks at these issues through the lens of history and tries to understand how they will shape the future. The book is divided into 21 chapters, each of which focuses on a different topic or lesson. Some of the topics covered in the book include the role of technology in society, the importance of critical thinking, and the challenges posed by globalization. Overall, the book is meant to help readers understand the complex and rapidly changing world we live in and to think more deeply about the choices we face as a society.

Unedited Notes

Direct from my original book log, below are my unedited notes (abbreviations and misspellings included) to show how I take notes as I read.

***Disclaimer: notes taken before realizing I needed better notes

Globalization, democratization, demonetization changing world Education need to focus more on 4 C’s – creativity, collaborating, critical thinking, communication, Religion is a powerful uniter, storyteller, everyone think they are center of story despite not which has had deadly consequences in case of monotheism (e.g. Buddhist/Hindus more accepting), Boundaries blending with tech and connectivity, nationality less important, maybe world gvt 3 stories of history: liberalism, communism, socialism

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