I am maintaining the following reading list online to avoid procrastination
Interesting Concept 2: Hedonic Adaptation I would rather state it as: “People overestimate the long term emotional impact of life-changing events”. An interesting statistic to look at: average happiness in various countries – the countries which are developing/ under-developed reported lowest level of happiness (in a certain precise statistical sense). (related topic: Happiness Economics )
The Hundred-Year Marathon: China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower by Michael Pillsbury
Migrations and Cultures by Thomas Sowell
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Trying to study original texts in Economics (its hard because of archaic English!)
Currently reading: Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith
I have a long term project to learn the following ancient languages: Sanskrit, Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Mandarin, Japanese and Arabic.