IF NEW YORK Times bestsellers, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
by Yuval Noah Harari and The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck:
A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson
were to somehow have an Asian offspring, this book will be it.
It's a personal development book and a socio-anthropological critique of Asian vs Western values based on my experience living in the Anglosphere and continental Europe.
It is primarily written for Asian teenagers, who have just finished pre-University education. Also for the parents of these teenagers who can’t wait to arm their children with degrees so that they may fulfill the last leg of their financial responsibilities. To them, my advice is
It is a wake up call to compliant Asian populations to
Having said that, there would be some who would argue, “What makes you
think I want to be awaken?” But these individuals do not return to
their sleep blissful of their ignorance. Yes, there are those who do.
But for those who don’t, it's akin to living out some version of the locked-in syndrome, in which a person remains aware yet unable to move or communicate verbally due to a neurological disorder paralyzing the entire body. And so
This book is by no means a comprehensive scientific study. It is an
anecdotal account of my personal experiences and observations of the
individual operating within the collective.
For those who are interested, please stay in touch. This book is currently in development.