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Metaphors We Live By by George Lakoff

This epic book by George Lakoff, who I consider one of the most brilliant and subtle thinkers of our time, and Mark Johnson, crisply explains how metaphors structure all our thinking - and how completely they can constrain or free us. It showed me things "which i cannot touch because they are too near" to quote e.e. cummings - it helped me discover new ways of thinking about love, war, and my own mind. Please read carefully this powerful book and you just may find it applicable in every corner of your life like I did.