5 books that will help you to know how the world works

A good reading can accompany us even in moments of maximum solitude. It can even become a "Little great ally" that we can find in our bedside table before sleeping. Thanks to him, we can fall asleep and wake up the next day with a much more positive energy.

In fact, there are many famous people who say that the keys to their success are due to how much they have learned through reading. This is the case of the founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, who every year recommends self-help books for those people who are having a bad time or simply need answers about the most basic aspects of life. Here we have made a selection of all of them. Although obviously there are many more.

'The Road to Character' - David Brooks

Who was going to say that one of the most important columnists in the New York Times was going to need to save his soul by writing a book like this? Well this is the storyline of "Road to Character", a book that defends that HUMILITY is one of the most undervalued human qualities that exist today.

Through a simple and self-taught prose, David Brooks teaches us how to cultivate the virtues of praise. His success has been such that this book is already one of the best sellers in the self-help sections of any bookstore .

'What would happen if ...?' - Randall Munroe

Surely many of you have asked yourself sometime: "How does a dishwasher work?", "Why are the clouds white?" or "How much physical space does all the data on the Internet occupy?"

Worst of all, all these issues are of a scientific nature and therefore difficult to understand. However, thanks to this 'What would happen if…? We can find answers to all of them in a funny and even ironic way that will make reading this book much more enjoyable. A real must for the most curious.

'The attitude of success' - Carol S. Dweck

This book was one of the basic pillars by which Bill Gates became one of the most successful people on the planet. Although it is more than a decade old, the truth is that it can help both young people and more mature people to have a more positive attitude throughout their lives.

For this, this book highlights the importance of the will and motivation to achieve any goal that we set. These two qualities must be the engines that must move mountains throughout our lives if we want to be ambitious and successful in the long term.

'Eradication: Ridding the World of Diseases Forever'- Nancy Leys Stepan

Diseases and viral processes have accompanied man since he has use of reason. But what would happen if they were suddenly extinguished from the face of the earth?

This is the eternal question presented by Nancy Leys Stepan, who through this book puts us in the shoes of Fred Lowe Soper, an American doctor who for many years fought fiercely to end many epidemics such as yellow fever or malaria both in Africa and in Latin America. Undoubtedly a great lesson that saving lives is available to everyone.

'The Vital Question' - Nick Lane

It seems incredible that human beings have evolved from simple bacteria with the passage of millions and millions of years.

This is basically one of the main questions proposed by Nick Lane, an acclaimed biochemist who provides simple and readable conclusions about human evolution, a thorny issue that has pitted scientists, politicians, philosophers and religious for generations.

These are some of the books that we recommend from NatureVia. As we have explained at the beginning of the article, there are many more. Therefore, we are happy that you leave us your recommendations in the comments below. This article is published for informational purposes only. It can not and should not replace the consultation with a Psychologist. We advise you to consult your trusted Psychologist.

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