Growing up in London not being ethnically English or feeling affiliated to the ''nation'' or a set culture these 3 books made me make sense of the world around me it helped me gain focus and understand my environment and the ever changing world around me The Art of Seduction - A brutal and rational book dealing with the insight and thought process involved in seduction, manipulation and just having a sense about yourself as a man or woman. It reset my thought process on how to talk, dictate, explain and express myself it's also pretty cold and brutal as many techniques involve raw Psychology and mental power struggles you go through against other people in your life it helps you understand there moves against yours as if it was a chess game brutally strategic and at sometimes cold but brutally honesty The Art of War Sun Tzu - This book is just amazing teaches you about the art of war on a small scale of how to deal with a frenemy in life or on a larger scale as a military tactician and how to maneuver your troops in what ever walk of life you are in preparation, research knowing your strengths and weaknesses ect compared to the competition it helped my brain comprehend 'the battle' leading to many others. The Decline of the West (Oswald Splenger) - There are a few different volumes his comparisons 'current civilization of the west' to events that lead to the rise and fall of empire and civilizations throughout history in some ways showed me how history always repeats itself and knowing this helps you understand mass media, social engineering and why some people have critical thinking skills whilst others lack that ability. Teaches you about cycles and power struggles and how power is maintained by certain groups and how it effects dynamics and structure in rising or falling civilizations or nations. any books you read that blew your mind or made you completely change a world view or an ideological perspective?