This book is Buddhism for millenials

I’m only a quarter through it, so take these comments with a grain of salt…

I went on a Buddhism deep dive a couple years ago.  Got way into it and read several books.  I’m no fucking Dalai Lama, but it really calmed me down during a difficult period.  I read several books by Thich Nhat Hanh, a Buddhist monk from Vietnam that lived through the French occupation and the Vietnam war.

Anyhow, quite a bit of this stuff is similar to the Four Noble Truths in Buddhism (“desire is the root of all suffering”).

Imma do my best to make the next club but in case I cannot make it, I figured I would share.

I like this book.  I really do.  Seems like a digestible form of Buddhism for insecure millennials.

Love your bodies.


3 thoughts on “This book is Buddhism for millenials

  1. I think if Buddha had been a millennial, Jim would’ve told him to get his fat, lazy ass out from under that tree and to get back to work.

  2. I’m thru Chp 4 and second the “buddhism for millennials” tagline. It sounds like an insult – but I think should be a compliment as anyone raised as a special snowflake (most of us?) likely hasn’t delved deeply into some of these paradoxes. I liked the two different types of entitlement:

    1. I’m awesome and you all suck, so I deserve special treatment.
    2. I suck and you’re all awesome, so I deserve special treatment.

    In medicine we see a lot of “frequent fliers” in the second category, people who keep demanding medical help even though it can’t really help them, because they can’t take responsibility for themselves. I also have watched my 4 year-old switch between feeling like #1 and #2 within a minute or two – I think as kids we may all start out super-entitled and then slowly have to unlearn it as adults.

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