R E V O L T AGAINST THE MODERN WORLD
The Forgotten Voice of the Millennials
In a world of increasing decadence and disillusion, many of us simply abide by the conventions of this modern world without second thought, simply because we believe it to be the apex of human ingenuity—that there is no alternative to the path of shallow materialism.
We Millennials are said to be the perpetuators and proprietors of said system. We buy into the Cult of Consumerism hook line and sinker: completely unaware of its malignant nature and become complicit in our own degradation from the inside out.
There is however the forgotten millennial who loathes the degenerate cultural conditions which dominate the modern world today—those who strive for something more…
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"Important Reflections. Extremely well written - and very important reflections, in this time of modern decadence.."
-Anonymous 29 December 2017
"To be honest, this is the best book in regard to self-help or self-actualization I have ever read. Liardi is genuine, humble, and insightful. I am not conventionally a big believer in regard to magically shifting thinking to becoming a better person, and have not read many books on the subject, but this one is worth the read, truly."
-DBeck 9 August 2017
"Not knowing what to expect, I ordered your book revelation on Amazon and I brought it along with me to my senior retreat (I'm a senior in high school), so when I wasn't with my friends I had something to read at night in my dorm room. It was the perfect time to read your book too. On the retreat, we weren't allowed to bring any electronics, no clocks, and no phones. Our rooms where nothing more than a bed, a desk, and a chair along with it. For 3 days I had my first taste of simplicity. I brought nothing but 3 outfits, my toothbrush, and your revelations book and the Purple Revolution by Nigel Farage. So when I started reading your book, I had nothing but endless time on my hands, and no distractions from the outside world whatsoever.
I immediately began to get sucked into it, because your thoughts on everything from materialism, the decadence in our society and the anti social culture that comes from technology, the education system, your thoughts going through school and the experiences you had at your university were all but too relating to me. It spoke exactly how I felt in a way I was never able to put into words. You did it, it was incredible.
I've become inspired by the simplifying challenge and the stuff experiment that I've been getting rid of lots of clothes, and all my CD's/dvd's and belongings I wish not to have anymore and giving it to charity over the past few days. I went to volunteer to give presents to the children's hospital yesterday for the holidays and it felt good to give anything I had, because the feeling making others happy is a joy in itself, which you discussed in your book. I've gotten rid of all my social media, I plan only to text people if I want to meet them somewhere, and the only time I use the radio is to listen to the podcasts I specifically subscribe to. No more television, no more movies, and no more web surfing unless for educational purposes. Ever since I've given up all these things, I've had more time to be flexible, and I've taken up running, going to church, and spending time with my family.
When it comes to the diet, it's funny how the discussion you had with your friends at college about the food you were eating was very similar to the discussion I had with my friends at retreat when they saw me with a vegetarian meal. Being the only vegetarian at the table, I stuck out like a sore thumb. They asked me all sorts of questions about my diet and my way of getting the nutrition, and surprisingly it was a very respectful discussion.
I've been Pescetarian for almost two years, but I think I should take a closer look at the starch solution you were talking about and slowly phase out of seafood and dairy.
I also learned new ways to try to understand the people I discuss important subjects with. Going into political science as a major next year, I think I'll try what you did with your uncle Henry when I meet new and different people in college.
As for the story about visiting your ex girlfriend in San Diego, I have to say firstly I've been in that same situation before. That is being distant from a person you're in a relationship with and losing that "spark" over that time away. I understood that pain. The moral that you told about living in the moment, taking risks, and always finding good opportunities even from bad events makes me rethink everything. What kind of life have I been living if I am afraid to stay true to myself? I want to take this as an opportunity to be honest with people. I'm letting go of any past baggage I carry from people in the past, and I want to make things clear with them now. Even if I am not close with them again, it will feel good to leave them on a good note and start my life new again without any pain or nostalgia left in my heart. It is time to begin my life anew.
Not only your book changed my life, but coming across your YouTube did as well. The first video I watched was "the best relationship advice you'll ever hear." Right after I watched that video I had the urge to text my ex who I had been on and off with for two years. I had often argued with her and had moments in which we hurt each other...a lot...
I messaged her telling her all the good things about her I learned and I experienced, and how no matter what was said or done in the past she will always be a good person to me. I said that she really did come into my life for a reason, I said I'm glad she did because I genuinely DID have good times with her, and she kept me in good company when that's all I needed. But just as she was meant to come into my life, she must've left my life for a good reason as well. God has a bigger plan for me and her, and I just have to accept that. Coincidently, she messaged me too saying how she messed up with me and how she needed me back into her life and that I was what she needed. We are not together, but we are friends again. That is one of many examples I can give of the bridges I have rebuilt with people because of your book and your videos. I also shared parts of your book and videos with friends who were in the same boat and it helped them a lot.
I can honestly say it changed my life. I plan on continuing to live my life the way I always wanted to. A life which revolves around simplicity and gratitude is a happy life. I'm getting rid of more stuff over the holidays, reading all the books I want to read, staying away from technology and unproductive habits, and I'm not going to be afraid to take risks, get out of my comfort zone, meet people I never even considered confronting or trying to talk to. I'm going to do more for my church, and my community. I want to spend less time worrying about the past and the future, and focus on enjoying the now.
Thank you Jayme, for showing me my path. Now all I have to do is practice what I know I have to do and walk through it. I hope you come out with another book too. Your work isn't like any typical motivational book. It made me rethink the lifestyle I lived, the dogmas I believe in, and the experiences I have yet to endure. I have a chance to live it, to do many great things. Your work does more than simply use words of encouragement, It's inspired me. For the first time, I've been motivated to commit myself to action rather than talk. You can consider me a fan of your work, and I look forward to anything in the future that you may publish."
-Jasper J 15 May 2017
"I’ve been following Jayme since his early days on YouTube. Even when I was withdrawing from the online vegan community, I continued to keep tabs on Jayme. There was something different about him. Something special that made him stand out. His channel was heading for a new direction as his life was undergoing some major changes. Revelation: A Return to Virtue is an account for these changes, but also his testament to truth. He shares with us his amazing journey to revealing his destiny. Even though this book covers a lot, it keeps coming back to simplicity and if I had to describe his book in one word it would be simple. The truth is simple and often right in front of our faces. Jayme explains this in his book.
While reading his book, I felt as though Jayme was speaking personally to me. I found myself feeling a plethora of emotions and becoming enthralled by his life experiences. After reading this book, you will not be the same. This isn’t just for young adults. People of all ages can benefit from reading Jayme’s story. Jayme reminds us and shows us through his experiences that we hold the power in our hands. The power to make a difference, to make the changes in our lives to live a life of our dreams. You will feel empowered and inspired.
You will feel and these emotions will ignite a fire within you to make your dreams come true. This fire will shake you up, take you for a wild ride of emotions and baggage to let go of, rejuvenate your spirit, and remind you of a truth almost forgotten.
This is Jayme’s story of how he came to know simplicity as a virtue. His truth is a candle in the dark for those seeking. The truth is there for those that seek. If you’re a seeker, read this book! Return your revolt into virtue and live a simple, meaningful life of your dreams. Be part of the Hero Generation! Thank you Jayme for sharing your story. It has inspired me and I know it will inspire others as well."
-Greta McLaughlin 2 May 2017
"The implicit strangeness and alienation that modernity brings has provoked many into questioning their values and lifestyle choices. In this book, Jayme gives the reader a look into his journey as he attempts to detach himself from the modern lifestyle and live a more deliberate and wholesome life by using a number of life experiments.He effectively portrays their use by revealing his own experiences and detailing his thoughts in a way that's relatable and encourages the reader to try it out for themselves. I encourage anyone who is finding themselves at odds with our current paradigm to check this book out."
-Christian P 20 April 2017
"Revelation: A Return to Virtue" prompts the reader to question the supposed status quo and the insanity of modernity. Jayme Liardi brings forth the very obviousness of the natural truths that so many fail to acknowledge, or at least attempt to. Much of today's youth and young adults seek meaning and truth in our modern world of degenerate insanity by running down the various rabbit holes only to hit wall after wall. This book takes you on the ride through out Mr. Liardi's travels and encounters and provides many exercises for the reader to attempt as well. This book has one main underlining message and that is of revelation, meaning and the search for virtue. I have found this book to be of great use through out my own revelation and discovering who I am, who we are and what our future is destined to be. I would highly encourage any individual who feels disenfranchised or seeking the rawness of absolute truth."
-Brad H 18 April 2017
"The reason I'm giving it 5 stars is because, despite how cheap the paperback cover is put and how pages are glued together, the book is very very good and it can easily suck anybody in that wants to explore great depths with an open-mind about the world and how society works nowadays.
How the author questions himself throughout the book, what questions he asks, can make you think for yourself as well and inspire you in many ways to become a better person and inspire others. It's very interesting and he has quite an outlook on things.
But yeah..small feature, just would like to have a better paperback. Feels a little rough, flimsy, and feels like it could easily tear apart over a short amount of time. Having such a nice book to read, it'd be a shame if it fell apart, :( "
-Emily M 21 March 2017
"Thought provoking and unique, 'Revelation' captures the essence of change that humanity so desperately needs in the materialistic and decadent toxicity of the world today.
'Revelation' details the events of Liardi's journey as he grows in wisdom, both mentally and emotionally, breaking down each step he took to get there, all the while coming across in a refreshingly unorthodox manner.
In the end the reader is led to a profound concept of challenging one's own preconceived ideas and allowing oneself to be truly open to new and radical beliefs. That truth may be found in the most random places, from the most unlikely people, if only one would just have the patience and the eyes to see it, which may inevitably lead one to, Revelation... "
-Derek T 13 February 2017
"Revelation is a very interesting book. It's easy to read and has many practical solutions. The author Jayme does not like our modern consumption society and tries to show you a different way of living. He preaches for a more minimalistic and virtuous life, something similar to the old Greek culture. Jayme has also a YouTube channel named simply vegan and Jayme Louis Liardi. Maybe you should take a look .
Revelation ist ein interessantes Buch. Es ist leicht verständlich und liefert leicht umsetzbare Lösungen. Der Autor ist gegen unsere moderne Konsumgesellschaft und versucht dabei alternative Möglichkeiten aufzuzeigen. Er predigt für ein minimalistisches und tugendhaftes Leben, das Parallelen zur alten griechischen Kultur zeigt. Jayme betreibt YouTube Kanäle mit dem Namen simply vegan und Jayme Louis Liardi. Vielleicht solltet ihr einen Blick darauf werfen."
-Lukas 1 February 2017
"Upon receiving this book, I opened it and started reading and kept on reading until I literally read it all in one day. Why? It's absolutely captivating! Jayme has a talent to take personal experience and turn it into a lesson for all. He lays out a step by step guide for the reader to simplify life and get rid of clutter, whether it be physical or emotional. We all have our own day to day routine, but is it fulfilling? Is there a burning deep down inside that is a better way screaming to be let out? A way that was intended for us imprinted in our DNA.
The progress our world has made may seem impressive from a distance, but what side effects has that progress caused. Materialism isn't progress. It's been around since humans have been. Read this book and find out what real progress is and what it means to be virtuous. Then read it again and again."
-Andrea 15 December 2016
"A truly magnificent read! I highly recommend Liardi's philosophy. This book offers insight into the human condition, as well as new ways to view aspects in one's own life. This book is amazing, a must read for those on the quest for primordial truth!"
-Grant C 9 November 2016
"When I purchased this book, I had already developed an assumption on what the book would be about. Surprisingly, the book did not meet my expectations; it excelled them. Jayme has said in an interview that this book was written predominantly for the younger generation growing up in this confused and corrupt world, but I strongly believe that older men and women could also learn a great deal from reading it. This book has taught me to think beyond this closed box, this left or right way of thinking, and has opened my eyes and mind to living with less and breaking away from this idea that we do not have a choice but to go along with society's way of living. It planted the idea in my brain that being out in nature more and spending time in engaging conversations with loved ones instead of staying glued to the T.V or my phone was much more fulfilling, and I absolutely believe this notion to be true. We, as humans, are in such a hurry; in everything we do, and if you don't stop to get some clarity in your life and understanding of what you want the future to hold, it will pass you by. You miss the mysteriousness of the flames in a campfire, the silver appearance of the leaves at night under the moon, and the genuine appreciation of art and beauty; tradition and culture. At the end of this book, I realized that Jayme has discovered (at such a young age) how to truly live life in a meaningful way and the younger and a lot of the older generation has not understood it nearly as well. Overall, I highly suggest giving this book a read."
-Stephen S 22 September 2016
"Revelation: A Return to Virtue takes you on a journey with the author. This journey is an awakening; it is about becoming aware of the path you are traveling down. This book is not for the faint of heart or the average individual, it is for those that are true warriors, those that not only have the courage to see the battle we are in but for those that are willing to fight in this battle. If you choose to take this book lightly, you will not gain much from it, but if you choose to take the messages in the book and study them and apply them to your own life, there is much to gain. This book brings the reader out of the material, corporeal world and into the spiritual, metaphysical world. The author yearns for realness and nourishment for his soul in a world that lacks bringing about this sustenance. As a woman, I felt inspired by the author’s thirst for quality and beauty. As you read, the connection you feel with the author grows, making you feel more secure and accompanied in this fight. This book brings about hope and inspiration to the reader; it is a call back to righteousness, which will hopefully spark the mobilization of the strong-willed warriors of this era to unite."
-Taylor 10 April 2016
"I waited some time for this book to be released, and though at first I was disappointed by the short length, nonetheless I enjoyed every page. If I could ask for anything it would be an experiment guide/walk through at the end of the book so I don't have to scroll searching for them. Thank you for the amazing words."
-Monique 2 January 2016
"I have already had two very enjoyable reads of this inspiring and uplifting book. Through describing the search for his very own truth using different life experiments, Jayme encourages his readers to start questioning their beliefs, opinions and actions. He doesn’t tell us what exactly we have to do, there are no rules and no “10-step-program”. Liardi simply describes his experiences and what he has done, how he dealt with those situations. At the end of the day it is still up to us, to apply what we know or to choose to ignore it.
If you have always felt like there is something wrong with yourself or society, if you feel lost, then this remarkable, thought provoking book could be your starting point. It certainly was for me. As soon as you decide to commit to yourself and to follow your heart, to question EVERYTHING you have learned, you will find yourself on a journey towards the discovery of your truth."
- Theresa F 12 October 2015
"Revelation: A Return to Virtue is by far, one of the greatest books I have ever read in regards to spiritual discovery. This book opens your mind to see how our society is so embedded into social media, and worrying about what is cool, and what is not. Our society tends to hold onto negative past experiences either through social media or through personal interaction, and we feel as though we cannot be ourselves. What we tend to forget is that we are holding on to these negative thoughts and allowing it to become apart of us.This book guides us to not worry about those societal norms, and to be our essential self WE want to see in OURSELVES. From reading this book, Jayme guides you through the process of letting go of the past, and focus on discovering your inner self; to start a new chapter in your life. This book is thought provoking, and a must read for everyone."
- Robbie P 10 September 2015
"Jayme Louis Liardi, paints a picture for those who seek beauty. He paves a path for those who are lost. He provides the tools for those with none. These are the things I found between the lines of this book. There were so many times, while reading, that I had to take a step back and realize that I too have felt the same emotions and pondered the same thoughts. Revelation: A Return to Virtue, was easy to read, literaly felt like a conversation between the author and myself. Instead of being angry at all the terrible things in this world, I turn my rage into Virtue."
- Andrew A 24 September 2015
"Accounts of spiritual discovery with attendant advice can be egregiously annoying. But this account of the author's discovery of the simple life is so charmingly told, and so obviously sincere, that even an old curmudgeon like myself finds himself drawn to its message. An acolyte of Emerson and Thoreau, Liardi might have written at the shore of Walden Pond. He's a young man, but Liardi's has already mastered an engaging style: clean, lucid, and seamlessly interwoven with telling anecdotes. Remarkable."
- Phil P 26 August 2015
"I had no great expectations for this book, I assumed it would be another Evola-fanboy inspired half-assed book. Boy was I wrong. This is a great book, definitely going to recommend it to other disenfranchised millennials. This gave me so much faith in myself, and it cleared my mind from the fog of the modern world."
- L.M 6 October 2015
"Jayme successfully captures the reader from page one and embarks you on a spiritual journey addressing the questions we have all thought yet never committed to answering. Be prepared to scratch your brain and question the fundamentals that have been engrained in us all since birth. All in all a well written thought provoking read I'm happy to say I spent time with."
- Ray M 26 August 2015
"This young man's journey is very insightful and ought to inspire others to try to find real meaning in their lives."
- Kyle H
"Fantastic work from a fantastic man! Highly recommend this book to our folk. Looking forward to reading more of his works in the future."
- Sinead M
"I was very pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. It was not what I expected. It was a well written story about a young man growing up, experiencing life , experimenting, trying new things and coming to terms with himself. I particularly liked the story of his break up with a girl of whom he was very fond and how he came out of the experience wiser and stronger. If you have lemons make lemonade and that is just what he did."
- Janet G
"Interesting, inspiring, thought provoking."
- June L
"I've learned a lot from this book, even though I'm 71 years old, reading a set of actions from a kid less than half my age to change a life that had become a boring 'predictable cycle of events.'
The book basically said to me, question the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment. Have a daily plan, don’t wake up in 'neutral.'
- Bob B
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