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  1. As a teenager, I was fascinated by Justine Gorder's books. “Mysterious Solitaire”, “orange Girl”, “Circus performer's daughter”. Although now I don't find anything as amazing in them as I used to.
    In general, read everything. Life principles are not taken ready-made from books on psychology. Read prose, different life situations of different people. Good fantasy. Finally, read your autobiographies . Even the most skilful writer is not able to replace events from the lives of real people with fiction! They have more truth in them, and I think they are more useful.

  2. I was brought up by such works of fiction as A Clockwork Orange, Bread and Ham(Bukowski), The Burden of Human Passion(Somerset Maugham), Orwell's 1984, and Oh, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. I almost forgot Hunter Thompson's fear and loathing in Las Vegas.

    I always tried to read literature, which most people did not recommend reading, because the forbidden fruit is sweet.�

    These works gave me, in addition to a lot of pleasant emotions, basic concepts of values and education of a strong personality.

  3. Books on philosophy and psychology will not give you anything but completely unnecessary and excessive reflection. Get indecisive, and that's it. Read the artwork! Watch feature films! The Strugatskys and their world of noon, the spider-man cartoon from the 90s, Interstellar, the Iron Man trilogy will help you form the right values, in my opinion: intelligence, progress, success, science, humanity, money.

  4. I recommend Irwin Yalom's “When Nietzsche Cried” to everyone, regardless of their age. The book is incredibly interesting and informative, it has everything: philosophy and psychology. Personally, after reading it, I was delighted, and after a while I realized that all the tips described there, I use on myself and the people around me.

  5. If in psychology and philosophy, then this is first of all:

    I. Philosophy.

    1. Lao Tzu “Tao-te-ching”.

    2. Plato “Dialogues”.

    3. Augustine Aurelius “Two Cities”

    4. E. Rotterdam “Praise of stupidity”, “On free will”.

    5. B. Spinoza “Ethics”.

    6. L. Feuerbach “The Essence of Christianity”.

    7. I. Kant “Critique of Practical Reason”

    8. A. Schopenhauer “The World as will and representation”.

    9. F. Hegel “Phenomenology of spirit”.

    10. K. Marx “Philosophical and economic manuscripts”, “Manifesto of the Communist Party”.

    11. F. Engels “The Origin of the Family, Property, and the State”

    12. F. Nietzsche's “Genealogy of Morals”, “Thus spake Zarathustra”.

    13. M. Stirner “The Only one and his property”.

    14. V. S. Soloviev ” The Crisis of Western Philosophy “(against the Positivists), “Readings on God-Manhood”, “The Great Controversy and Christian Politics”

    15. N. Y. Danilevsky “Russia and Europe”

    16. K. N. Leontiev “Byzantium and Slavism”

    17. L. A. Tikhomirov “Religious and philosophical foundations of history”.

    18. V. V. Rozanov “The Legend of the Grand Inquisitor”. “The purpose of human life”.

    19. L. Shestov “In the Balance of Job”, “Good in the Teachings of Tolstoy and Nietzsche”, “Dostoevsky and Nietzsche”, “Athens and Jerusalem”.

    20. S. N. Bulgakov “Philosophy of economy”

    21. N. A. Berdyaev “The Russian Idea”, “The meaning of creativity, the experience of justifying a person”, “Dostoevsky's Worldview”.

    22. V. I. Lenin “Three sources and three components of Marxism”, “Materialism and empirio-criticism”.

    23. I. V. Stalin “Marxism and the national question”,

    24. T. Adorno M. Horkheimer “Dialectic of Enlightenment”

    25. G. Marcuse “Eros and civilization”, “One-dimensional man”.

    26. A. Camus “The Myth of Sisyphus”.

    P.S. I tried to remove political philosophy from the list and leave only “pure” (where it is Marxism, I could not avoid it).



    1. З. Freud “Dream Interpretation”, “I and It”, “Totem and Taboo” (classical psychoanalysis, founder)

    2. To. Jung “Archetype and symbol”, ” Psychological types “(analytical psychoanalysis, founder)

    3. A. Adler “Practice and theory of individual psychology”. (founder of the “power instinct” theory, author of the “inferiority complex” theory)

    4. S. F. Perls “Ego, hunger and aggression”, ” Gestalt therapy verbatim. (founder of Gestalt psychology)

    5. E. Thorndike “Psychology of desires, interests and preferences”. (founder of behaviorism).

    6. Zh. Piaget “Speech and thinking of the child”, ” Psychology of intelligence “(author of the theory of instrumental socialization of the individual).

    7. J. Bruner ” Psychology of Cognition “(Cognitive School of Psychology)

    8. L. S. Vygotsky “History of the development of higher mental functions”, ” Thinking and speech “(founder of the cultural and historical school in psychology).

    9. E. Fromm “The human soul”, “The Forgotten Language”, “Healthy society”, “The Art of Loving” (founder of the humanistic psychoanalysis)

    10. C. Horney “Introspection”, ” Neurosis and Personality growth “(humanistic psychoanalysis)

    12 and. Yalom “Existential psychotherapy”, “Liar on the couch” , etc. (existential psychology).

    I'm an amateur in these areas, so you can see for yourself whether it fits or not.

  6. Read Dostoevsky. Fyodor Mikhailovich will not teach you anything bad. This is a great psychologist, not for nothing that he was admired by psychologists such as Sondi and so on. Even if a teenager adheres to agnosticism or atheism, Dostoevsky's deep orthodoxy does not hurt.

    Read the Messenger. It is good for helping teenagers understand themselves and understand that they are not alone against everyone.

    Read Dumas! Maybe you'll grow up to be a noble Musketeer 🙂

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