Click the Donate button and support Open Culture. Archive All posts by date. Advertise With Us. Great Recordings T. All rights reserved. More filters. Sort order. Jul 07, Daniel Rash rated it it was amazing. A Not So Enlightened Youth is great story of how a teen, Koi Fresco, just like many found his way to awareness through the path of dhamma, battling his inner demons and having a unquenchable thirst for knowledge.
The first half of the book talks about Koi's life before he stepped unto the path of A Not So Enlightened Youth is great story of how a teen, Koi Fresco, just like many found his way to awareness through the path of dhamma, battling his inner demons and having a unquenchable thirst for knowledge. The first half of the book talks about Koi's life before he stepped unto the path of awareness and how each experience in his life influenced where he is now.
The second half of the book is a guide how to find yourself from within in this culture and reality through different methods including the eightfold path, mindfulness, wellness, etc. Koi addresses the reader personally,giving a wonderful guide on how to find your inner peace which can be extremely difficult living in such a materialistic, individualistic society.
Also check out his youtube channel: Koi's Corner. Its pretty freaking enlightening Oct 31, Leesha Sha rated it it was amazing. Amazing book! Highly recommend! May 31, Natalie Fox rated it it was amazing. In this very well written book the author Koi Fresco talks about how the new generation of people especially in he western world that we live in live very self centered and ego driven lives.
He goes on about how the youth of today are more enthralled with perfecting their own personal physical image rather than the physical image and state of our own planet.
He also talks about while technology is a good thing that we can all use to better our lives an human beings and even better the planet and In this very well written book the author Koi Fresco talks about how the new generation of people especially in he western world that we live in live very self centered and ego driven lives.
He also talks about while technology is a good thing that we can all use to better our lives an human beings and even better the planet and the other people that we share our home planet with, it could also potentially be the down fall to our society. He also touches on the fact that it is such a shame that many people around the world choose to partake in the mass genocide of million of innocent animal lives everyday very well knowing that consuming theses products in not only bad for their own health both mentally and physically.
But it is bad for the environment of our planet, and is extremely cruel and inhumane to the animals that are put through hell just to become a snack. He talks about how shameful it is that even though many people know about his they still choose to support these industries. He talks about how he believes the youth of today are the most uneducated generation so far when it comes to spirituality and morals.
Apr 13, Jacob Petrossian rated it liked it. I found the first autobiography-esque half of the book to be very engaging. I felt it drop off a little towards the second half. I kinda thought "This guy is in his early 20's like me what does he know?
With more experience I would be curious to read that one! Unfortunately the grammar mistakes made this book seem incredibly amateur. However, the stories within were quite cool. May 03, Sophie Watkins rated it really liked it. This book is great. Its an easy read and could be picked up any time to remind yourself of the simplicity of life and how we can continue evolving as individuals.
Exceptional This is an eye-opening guide to living a more selfless, mindful life and finding out who you are in life and getting to the place you want to be.
Must read. Feb 19, Bonnie rated it did not like it Shelves: dnf , reading-challenge. Did not finish. Reading this book felt exactly like reading some of my students' work. I wanted to correct every error.
There are A LOT of errors. The backstory of the author has the potential to be really engaging if written with more maturity. Nov 29, Kyle Lemons rated it really liked it. Koi Fresco is a great spiritual teacher and guru.
His writing is not professional, but his concepts are great. This book is half autobiography, half guide to personal growth. I look forward to his next book! Dec 04, Valerie Kehoe rated it it was amazing Shelves: nonfiction , 5-star-books. Such a beautiful and inspiring book. So much love for Koi :. May 20, Harvy Lu rated it really liked it. A paper conversation about the digital world…… Thanks, Danah. As a teacher, this definitely helps that it is available online… Thank you! Thank you for making this available for free.
However, I am an academic librarian, and I will likely order it for our library they do have a bit more money than I do for that sort of thing. I have downloaded a copy to my reader, and I will post my review as soon as I get to it.
This looks like an important book, thank you for writing it. Thank you! I find this really sweet that the author is taking grief over a delay of one week. I really appreciate your willingness to make this book CC licensed at all. Not many first time authors are willing to do that.
You are a good person. Thank you. Thank you for your hard work and dedication. Your love for the subject clearly shines through. This is book is an insight and an inspiration to a future educator and should be required reading! Thank you for making it available. Danah — very much enjoyed the book, greatly appreciate your research, and admire your passion for advocacy. Thank you for your work. I will continue to encourage others who work with young people to read it.