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u/ShoegazingStardust · 26 pointsr/MandelaEffect

There is a fairly famous book called "The Road Less Traveled" that was around everywhere 25 years ago. Perhaps that is one of the reasons for this wrong remembrance?

u/adam784 · 16 pointsr/hotsauce

This book is used to help encourage people to get treatment for their mental health issues. Get the audiobook, it's only about 4 hours. It could potentially the thing that drives you to a therapist/psychiatrist. Depression is very real and if left untreated can be fatal. Please sit and listen to the audiobook. It's on audible but you can probably torrent it. Good luck.

u/PhilthePenguin · 7 pointsr/Christianity

>Where do you draw the line between religion and superstitious nonsense? Frankly, I'm having a difficult time separating them at all. Too many people say, "I don't understand how that works, therefore God."

There are principles for reasonable belief. The three I can think of are:

  1. Faith must not conflict with what you know. Faith exceeds knowledge, but it cannot bypass it.
  2. Make sure your beliefs are internally consistent (you'd be surprised how many Christians ignore this principle)
  3. Your faith must be living: transforming you into a better person. A faith that makes you into a worse person is a bad faith.

    >Assuming that Christianity is correct, how can one know with a little more certainty? I'm willing to make a leap of faith, but without some credible evidence, it's like trying to ford the Mississippi river. Can we bring it a little closer to "caulk the wagon and float it across?"

    Short answer: yes. Long answer: yes, but it's going to require some research on your part, and by research I don't mean a few google searches. Books can be a good friend. Some others here may be able to recommend good books about the historicity of Jesus and the church, but I tend to favor the philosophical and metaphysical.

    >Assuming there exists some evidence sufficient to convince me of Christianity's veracity, which version is correct and how can one know? Or does it really matter, since every Christian church agrees on the most important points?

    It's incredible unlikely that any given church is correct on every single point of doctrine. The best you can do is take up the protestant ethic by studying for yourself to see which doctrines appear to be the most reasonable. Looking for the "correct" church is a red herring, in my opinion.

    Examining your faith can be a very rewarding experience, even if you end up becoming atheist/agnostic. Just don't take in more than you think you are ready for.
u/Lazerface84 · 4 pointsr/relationship_advice

This book may help.

Changed my entire outlook.

u/BAXterBEDford · 4 pointsr/Frasier

This. They are in no way identifying who they are. Psychiatrists and psychologists write books about their experiences with patients all the time. A couple that I've read are The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck, M.D. and The Man Who Mistook His Wife as a Hat by Oliver Sacks. That's two fairly well-known ones, but there are probably hundreds of thousands out there.

u/WilliamKiely · 3 pointsr/Anarcho_Capitalism

I don't know what would surprise you, but something I learned that surprised me is that apparently it's actually true that nobody will push you to drastically change the way you live your life for the better. It's up to oneself to do that. One book we read before attending was The Road Less Traveled. The idea (discussed in the book and at the bootcamp) that life is difficult, and that you must accept responsibility for your problems because they won't solve themselves or go away on their own or be solved by others is you just ignore them, is very true. I thought it sounded kind of cliche, but now that I've been home from the bootcamp over a month I'm realizing how true these messages are and how important it is that I accept them and keep them in my mind if I want to succeed at living the sort of life I want to live.

It's practical if you want it. One participant at the bootcamp with me was from India. He was also participating in Startup Chile, and for that he needed to upgrade his visa from is tourist visa. The Chilean government made it very impractical to do this, so he had to take a 2 day trip to Bolivia for the sole purpose of getting the new visa. Very impractical, but this didn't stop him, so I'd say don't let your citizenship hold you back from a desire to be an international entrepreneur.

Many of the people I met were like no one I had associated with before in my life (I'm 22; recently graduated college). I would say these people were the most exciting aspect of the experience, and they undoubtedly opened many doors for me. I didn't jump through any of the doors immediately, because it wasn't my intention to start a company immediately, but now there are a lot more great people I know who are now in my network, and they know me. They are giving me constant access to certain doors, which I may need in the future.

u/everythingswan · 3 pointsr/GetMotivated

The Road Less Traveled
I think parents would find more useful information here, but I read it when I was 20(no kids) and found it pretty interesting.

The Alchemist
A quick read, I have felt more at ease and optimistic about life since I read it. Both actually have religious themes--didn't bother a godless man such as myself though.

Motivation to be more creative? Poke the Box by Seth Godin
I have quite a few business-related recommendations, but watching or reading Seth gets my brain going everytime.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/REDDITORSINRECOVERY

Falling in Love is not Love. I think it's important to realise this. Get hold of a copy of "The road less travelled" and read the chapter on Love. Falling in love is a type of insanity. As a recovering alcoholic I try to avoid insane thinking.

Praying is a good idea as is legitimate love - helping other people recover -so if you belong to a fellowship I would suggest you up your service work and remember there is no step 13.

Good luck

u/HerrBertling · 2 pointsr/confidence

No comments here? Wow. Reading the book right now and googled to see what/if Reddit has to say something on the book. I totally get what you're writing and feel the same about the book. Another one I really enjoyed concerning the whole topic was The Road Less Travelled by Scott Peck – so if you're interested, have a look :)

u/codear · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

There's been a lot of good responses here, lots of wise words to find in the noise. Your words right above show that you still love that man and you miss the old him so much.

If you truly want to restore (and strenghten!) your relationship, use this time wise - wiser than I did anyway: give him the support he needs, give him the space he requires, find some space for yourself and search for the ways to support him in his recovery. A few books i found 'eyes-opening' were Intimacy Factor and Road Less Traveled. It takes strength of two people to help your partner get back in solid shape, but when you succeed things will be really better than ever.

People up above mentioned he's depressed. That's quite likely. It also seems he's lost a lot of self-worth and self-confidence, he hates himself for what he's become, trying to scavenge anything that could help him feel any better just for a moment, but that's just making things worse. These two books have changed a lot in my approach to relationships and things are better than ever; at times i think it is exactly the thing we need more to be taught in school than particle physics or calculus. We are frequently very well educated in our profession while areas that matter more than all our professional lives are left behind - we're not compassionate and rarely emotionally intelligent.

Good luck. I have no doubt you can go through the tough time. Your words are all the proof I needed to see.

u/sharer_too · 2 pointsr/suggestmeabook

[The Road Less Traveled] ( is great for this. Don't let the 'spiritual growth' part scare you away. - I'm an atheist and I learned a lot from it.

u/DronedAgain · 2 pointsr/AskMenOver30


Rules for Aging: A Wry and Witty Guide to Life by Roger Rosenblatt

The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck

How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff



Desiderata by Max Ehrmann

15 things Kurt Vonnegut said better than anyone else ever has or will (be sure to read the whole thing)

Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young by Mary Schmich (don't take the title wrong)

u/recipriversexcluson · 1 pointr/AskReddit

The Road Less Traveled, by M. Scott Peck should be required reading before leaving high school (or prison).

u/fajitaman · 1 pointr/NoFap

The Road Less Traveled gets into this quite a bit. I just started reading it, but I think a lot of what's in it could really apply to the fapstronauts around here. It really stresses discipline and independence as key elements to contentedness.

Sex is so overrated anyway, isn't it? It's just a thing that happens, you have a good time, and then it ends, then you're right where you started except maybe a little bit more attached to your partner. Then eventually you and your partner will fall out of love and there will be pain, and depending on the level of dependence you have on each other, you may actually take steps backwards in life by the time it ends. I guess it's all well and good if you're happy by yourself, but that only happens once you're able to give up on trying to find a partner.

u/NAM007 · 1 pointr/conspiracy

The official story narrative is self-censoring for a variety of reasons most of them psychological based on nothing more than the desire to fit in and not be branded a heretic or a crazy lunatic. It's very cowardly yes, but it's also human nature, and it goes to show that a PhD doesn't have much clout in matters of scientific and historical scrutiny and analysis at it might have once had.


One of the best books i've ever read on the subject of mental and spiritual health and well being is called "The Road Less Travelled, A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth" by M. Scott Peck, M.D.. In it, he posits a few basic precepts as the foundational cornerstone to all human mental health, and by comparison, mental illness, of which "we are all mentally ill to a greater or lessor degree lacking perfect mental and spiritual health and well being" surrounding what he refers to as the four tools of discipline, and they are:

  1. Delay of Gratification

  2. Dedication to Truth

  3. Acceptance of Responsibility

  4. Balancing, or the ability to bracket or filter emotional reaction/responses and with absolute awareness choose that which is most appropriate in each and every circumstance, or right being, right thinking right action. How this relates to others obviously involves a rather high degree of very complex decision making, requiring of the balancer that they must continually work to strike and restrike the most appropriate balancing act, and thus it requires a great deal of work and effort where the possible payoff is much greater by far than the price in neccessary suffering to realize it.

    The will to use and employ these tools of discipline - is Love, where Love may in turn be defined as:

    "Love is the will to give of one's self for the sake of another's mental, emotional and spiritual growth and well being."
    (paradoxically this includes the self in the expanded act of moving beyond one's self and narrow self-serving agenda, in self-sacrifice and self-giving and leaving the self behind)

    This then leads to Peck's follow-up book called "A World Waiting to be Born, Civillity Rediscovered" which arose from the principals unearthed as if inspired by a Godly muse i should add in his first book "A Road Less Travelled" in which he further defines "Civility" or how we relate or ought to relate to one another within a societal and even a governing dynamic, as:

    "Consciously motivated organizational behavior that is ethical in submission to a higher power", or as he goes on to show is essential in such a context an imagined perfect observer where perhaps the new science axiom of to be is to be percieved, isn't entirely off the mark.

    So from this filter, we can then proceed to run a type of societal diagnosis upon ourselves "Doctor heal thyself".

    That the present state of affairs is so bad, isn't so bad in the final analysis because "for mankind, all happiness must arise exclusively only in relation to some unhappiness, already experienced" (Gurdjieff) and where "the more that sorrow and suffering has carved into our being the more joy we can contain" (Gibran).

    It's always darkest before the dawn, and what are we if not it's light at least in part.

    So our cause is still worthy and just, to help bring to light the dark ugly truth about 9/11 and what it really means in terms of the so-called "elite" who want to take over the world and in some ways already have right under our noses or in the case of 9/11 right before our eyes.

    It was not unlike a type of magic trick performed on the grandest scale, 9/11, and because the alternative hypothesis hasn't been completely able to unravell it, with questions remaining and absurd claims about space beams and the like, the official story narrative sticks in the collective imagination and unconsciousness and there corrupts the American mind if only because it is not true and simply cannot be believed.

    9/11 is like a chain that binds a historical beast of prey and casts him headlone into the abyss, which means, oblivion.

    Just one more generation to come along and take a good cold hard look at the evidence, and there it is.

    The buildings did not really "collapse" that's not what took place or occurred in reality and according to the immutable laws of physics.

    9/11 is leaking, and way to go 9/11 truth movement for keeping it on the table in order so that future generations looking back can get the story straight, which they will and can't not.

    In the very near future, grade 10 level physics students, armed with nothing but a bunch of youtube videos and a stopwatch, will not only prove 9/11 to be false, but their understanding of the course material to be true, and their teacher will have to give them an A without sending them to see the psychiatrist.

    It will happen eventually.

    But as to the current state of human affairs, i'd have to agree that it looks pretty darn dismal. It's not a good prognosis when using Scott Peck's filter to examine it. Makes for good comedy though, potentially, from the POV of the future looking back on this entire nightmare of historic insanity from 2001 to 2015 (and it's still going on, all justified in the name of 9/11, so it's still relevant as the documentary points out).
u/bigpuffyclouds · 1 pointr/raisedbynarcissists

I don't think it's an n trait but I struggle with procrastination and overall self discipline. Many over here have described it as a flea. I am really liking this book by Scott Peck called " The road less travelled" so far. It talks about overcoming fleas due to a toxic upbringing. Tells you what "love" means -words grounded in action and intention, not romantic overtures and platitudes.

u/GodDamnItFrank · 1 pointr/self

I would suggest reading the book "The Road Less Traveled" by M. Scott Peck. It is one of my favorite books and has helped me a lot. It was recommended to me by my father.

u/vanish619 · 1 pointr/NoFap

We're under no obligation to be the same person we were yesterday"


Hello, traveller!

I've read Models by Mark Manson, but haven't gotten to "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck" yet.

During my journey here, I read 2 additional books that may be good for you since they stemmed from some of those teachings

No more mr. Nice guy (Glover)

The road less traveled (Peck).

I was also having issues with an obstacle but reading your post made me realise what i have overlooked and may be beneficial in aiding me in my own journey as well.

Thank you for sharing, I appreciate it.

u/Zaggner · 1 pointr/Marriage

Bottom line answer is yes. We are a product of our experiences and we develop our shadow based on those experiences. From a Jungian perspective it is important in our individuation process to integrate our shadow. There are no guarantees in life. We will be disappointed along the way. There will be struggles. Hopefully all of our experiences can help us in our growth process. There are two ways to live life--either "being" or "becoming". Figuring out which one actually will lead to flourishing (despite the trials) is part of the trial. Working with a good therapist can be hugely beneficial. If you're a reader, I'd suggest the book The Road Less Traveled by Scott Peck it would be a good guide and support for your therapy.

u/lenovo789 · 1 pointr/BipolarReddit

Before you go--- why not try reading a book I read some time ago called "The Road Less Traveled", by Scott Peck. Here's a link to it on Amazon:

I rather liked it. You may too. If you give it a shot, what harm will it do to try it out since it really wont interfear with your life terribly however you choose to live it.

I wish you the best. If you read it, be sure to give me a PM even if it sucked! PM's are open even if you don't read it.

Love and eHugs!

u/Mansyn · 1 pointr/MensRights

Nulliparous may be going a bit over-board with his disgust for it, but I agree that psychology is very much a pseudoscience. Look at how often they completely rewrite the DSM, and they do so mostly to fit what is currently socially acceptable. Add to that how many of them are just anti-depressant shills, or are just there to jerk off narcissistic personalities, and people get fed up with their inability to treat their disorders.

I don't think we should stop all self-reflection, or the field of study, but people should be aware that they have to take it all with a grain of salt. They should also be very wary of each professional they see initially, I've ran into some extreme nutjobs, most of which just wanted to get me on their brand of anti-depressant. Anti-depressants do not solve anything! Learn to take responsibility for your mental health, read the Road Less Traveled.

u/zerdene · 1 pointr/relationships

I strongly urge you to read The Road Less Traveled. It's a fun read because you really get to think about yourself as you read it. The problem you have sounds deep, something you should get to the root of to start fixing.
Being judgmental is really really shitty, especially prejudice. I feel like it prevented me from getting to know a lot of amazing people. But once I truly realized the fact that everyone is unique and interesting in some way or another, it allowed me to open up A LOT and it's more fun that way. Some people I would find douchey turned out to be the nicest dudes, or the girl that seemed sassy was a sweetheart on the inside. Try to be as open minded as you can when meeting someone. Let them tell you about who they are, instead of you assuming who they are.

u/allenizabeth · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

Most self help books, true. But this is something everyone should read at least once.

u/hellomynameistimothy · 1 pointr/IWantToLearn

You are the one who does not understand human psychology, based off your responses.

Pick up that book, read it and see if your opinions don't change some.

u/Gorgoleon · 1 pointr/self

So it goes.

The Road Less Traveled helped me straighten myself out a while back. Check it out.

u/heglocke · 1 pointr/polyamory

I get that, I'm not trying to be critical of your progress or circumstances, I just have to try to help with a couple of short paragraphs. If you're really interested in working on yourself and fulfilling your potential for growth, I would recommend that you read The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck. It may help to get you to a place where you really can snap your fingers to shift perspectives that will advance your growth. I give this book to everyone.

u/espereo · 1 pointr/socialskills

i am not going to give you a diagnosis because i am in no way qualified to tell you what is up.

but if you feel unconfident, then i guess you should work on that. maybe the problem is your worthiness, it sounds cheesy as shit, but if you believe you aren't worthy to be around women, well you will act as if you are not, and women will see that, and boom! fucking self fulfilling prophecy.

anyway, what worked for me, to gain more self esteem and confidence is a book called the road less traveled i can't recommend this book enough!

it truly is a wonderful book, i felt like it was talking to me when i read it, i felt relief to be honest, i felt like shit for not realizing it early that, shit takes time to accomplish, but bit by bit you will have to work at it you'lll get there.

there is a segment in the book which is really empowering, that talks about ownership of problems,

now this may sound fucking obvious to some people, like "duh if you want to solve a problem you have, nobody is going to do it for you, its your problem!" its so logical right?

but when you don't feel worthy of having that weight in your shourlders, that you have power to change what you are, where you are, and where you want to be, that is PERSONAL POWER man!

the book makes you see that.

hey you were poorly diciplined as a child? well its ok, understand your parents they fuck up too, but it shouldn't burden your whole existance.

thing is that BY Taking responsibility for your problems you are doing two important things in self esteem.

1-stop seeking validation from others- aka if you have a goal and are solving it well people are always going to discourage you, you try to lose weight? well guess what some people will see that change and will try to get you back at being a fat person. but you taking charge of your situation is what counts!

2- investment of time in you- if you have a problem and take time to do shit, say read a book, or like in this case asking help on the webs, well you are taking charge towards driving yourself to be better. congrats, investment in self is important, because you wouldn't invest in something that isn't valuable, when you hold your opinion of yourself to be in a higher regard, WITHOUT BEING DELUDED!, its so empowering, because inside you know you are cool, you are special, you know you can have fun and enjoy people's company, even if you don't have the "record" to show it. but who ever does at the begining!?

this is important in regard to rejection, because say you approached that cute girl you find attractive, but say she flips out, (unlikely to happen unless you are RUDE!) but say she flips out and calls you a fatfuck, unatractive and a wimp.

well with this new concept, of self investment, you can quickly dimiss toxicity, you know that even if what she said was true, say you are in real life a fat person, there is no real reson to be a dick, plus, its only her opinion, an opinion of a stranger, but now since you are no longer validated by strangers, you are independent of both positive and negative critisism (obviouly you want constructive critizism but not shallow critism)

what i am trying to say is you will have more self esteem if you were validated on your standards over people's standards, because if you wait on peole well because simple you are the one that knows what you've been trhough over a stranger who only judges a segment of your life! see what im saying?

i really love the segment on problem ownership, you own your problems, no one will tell you or even help you, but as long as you have that responsibility and accountability of problems you are empowered to change.

haveing that drive to not feel like a victim and blame other people for your shortcommings is so great! it feels good bing in control over feeling powerless and dependent on other people.

maybe i am not explaining it correctly which is why i recommend you read this book so you get the 1st hand experience and take out what applies to you and what not applies to you.

i really love this book and if people want to be more confident, this book has very good bits that will help you, maybe even after reading the book you'd probably feel better. just one thing i recommend is that you recommend this book to other people if they need help just like i've "helped" you by maybe reading that book.

its all really up to you if you want to order that book, and invest time in yourself by reading it.