Sapiens

A book by Yuval Noah Harari about the history of humans and how we got to where we are today.

Throughout history, humans have shown incredible ability to acquire power (wealth, natural resources, technology, empires), but continually fail to turn it into increased happiness. For example, it’s unclear that modern humans are any happier than their nomadic ancestors from 10,000 years ago despite the clear progress in acquiring sources of power.