De-Conditioning: Read Books Of Different Cultures

Harping once more that reading from other perspectives is critical. This is what makes you educated, worldly and cultured. Our ancestors risked their lives to learn for a reason, knowledge is power. All these people travel the world and couldn’t perspective shift to save their life, because they roam through self-absorption. They learn more about their hotel accommodations and tourist itineraries, completely missing the sociological value. Other people matter, their voices are important, they aren’t just your instagram photo backdrop. Why are you so self-involved?

Notable mentions to: Kindred by Octavia Butler, The Darkest Child by Dolores Phillips (needs a movie adaptation it’s so good) and The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the body; learn about cultural experiences beyond yours.

Korean Read: Pachinko, Min Jin Lee

Native American Read: There, There, Tommy Orange

Filipino Read: Dear America Notes Of An Undocumented Citizen, Jose Vargas

Jewish Read: Tattooist Of Auschwitz, Heather Morris

What other book’s should be added to this list? When’s the last time you read a book from a different ethnic group? Photos: Jobis89, Nicole Richie and Teen Vogue