I have read Civilized to Death by the same author, Chris Ryan, which is an absolutely fantastic book - expanding my prehistorical and thus present understanding of the human species and its place in the world...
I have so many times been trying to share quotes from what I read by bookmarking it; saving it for later, but then sharing it never seems to happen once I'm done reading and when it's all piled up..
So now I will try another method - to share as I go. It will hopefully smooth the process and make it happen. :-)
I am incredibly excited to be reading this book, - under 10 pages in, and it's so so awesome. Very well-written, and I see in it how it was a part of Chris' journey towards the knowledge and mindset of Civilized to Death, which was the latterly-written one.
The first quote I will be sharing from the book is an interesting one for someone like myself who tend to overthink things:
"The function of imagination is not to make strange things settled, so much as to make settled things strange."
- G. K. Chesterton