I've read some fantastic books lately. Here are a few you might wanna read this summer.
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. Anything about Lincoln is interesting. I admire him and the tough things he faced, including having a son die being among the worst. And it is striking this balance between the tragedy of life and the joy of life. It's about grief and purpose, and it's very touching.
George Saunders 的《林肯的中陰身（暫譯）》。只要是有關林肯的事情都很有趣。我很欽佩他，以及他面對的痛苦，包括他在最糟的時刻痛失愛子。這本書在人生的悲喜之間取得平衡。這是個關於悲傷與意志的故事，非常感人。
Everything Happens for a Reason by Kate Bowler. You've got this one person who's sick and who was trying to figure out how they should deal with their bad news. You don't wanna think of outcomes as just being random. You wanna be able to connect them to something you control. She's not asking you to cry for her. She's just telling you what happened.
Kate Bowler 的《萬物皆有因（暫譯）》。書中你會看到這個人生病了，以及她試著要想出如何面對這些壞消息。你不想要有個隨便的結果。你想要的是能夠將結果連結到某些你能控制的事情上。她不是要你為她哭泣。她只是在告訴你發生了什麼事情。
Origin Story by David Christian. And the whole theory of Big History is to have a structure that makes it easy to understand and explain things. I think it helps people to have that understanding that now we have big blocks of knowledge, but the big blocks of knowledge relate to each other in a strong way. For me, this broad knowledge of how all the pieces fit together, you know, to me, that's interesting.
David Christian 的《起源的故事（暫譯）》。大歷史的整個理論是有一個架構可以讓人輕鬆理解並解釋事物。我認為這本書幫助大家了解我們現在擁有許多不同領域的大知識板塊，但這些知識的巨大板塊卻彼此影響深切。對我來說，關於這些板塊如何完美接合的廣博知識，你知道，對我來說真的很有趣。
Factfulness by Hans Rosling. It's pretty fantastic because it really talks through how you should think about the world. For the first time in this book, he teaches you a categorization of four tiers that is super helpful. Like, tier one, no bike; tier two, bike; tier three, some cars in the picture; tier four, lot of cars, too many cars. I never got to tell Hans how much I like his book, but the world would be better if millions of people read it.
Hans Rosling 的《事實真相（暫譯）》。這真的很棒，因為這本書真的詳細說明了你該如何看待這個世界。在書中他首次傳授一個超有用的四層分類。就像，第一層，沒有腳踏車；第二層，腳踏車；第三層，圖片裡的一些車；第四層，很多車，太多車了。我從沒機會跟 Hans 說我有多喜歡他的書，如果有幾百萬人讀過這本書，世界會變得更美好。
Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson. What Isaacson does is say what made da Vinci special. He's most known for his art. He thought of himself as a military engineer and a scientist and an expert on music. And so he really defines the term Renaissance man.
Walter Isaacson 的《李奧納多．達文西（暫譯）》。Isaacson 解釋了為什麼達文西會這麼特別。他最有名的便是他的藝術作品。他認為自己是軍事工程師，也是科學家，還是音樂上的專家。所以他真的定義了「文藝復興人」（註一）這個詞。
These are books that I'd recommend this summer. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did.
- 「取得平衡」- Strike A Balance
And it is striking this balance between the tragedy of life and the joy of life.
- 「詳細說明」- Talk Through
It's pretty fantastic because it really talks through how you should think about the world.