My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book convinced me of the cliche idea that there’s a bigger purpose in life. That the universe is so vast, we merely even have any influence on it. George Carlin was critical of those who had the audacity to claim they were gonna save the world. In one of his skits, he said that “the earth is going to shake us off like a bad case of fleas”. This book emphasizes just that. Harari writes a clear outline about the history of humankind in perspectives that textbooks in my classes never included. It’s almost a “How it Works” book for the history of human kind. Also Harari doesn’t spare the thought of the uncertain future. He gives a few ideas of what might become of humans in the coming years, but teaches a strong lesson that in history what seems so obvious; may just never occur.