30 Kutipan Terbaik Buku Sapiens Karya Yuval Noah Harari yang Fenomenal

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Fimela.com, Jakarta Sebagai sosok yang fenomenal, Yuval Noah Harari adalah seorang seorang intelektual publik Israel, sejarawan, dan profesor di Departemen Sejarah, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dia dikenal sebagai penulis trilogi buku sains populer Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (2014), Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow (2016), dan 21 Lessons for the 21st Century (2018).

Tulisan-tulisannya banyak berbicara tentang kehendak bebas, kesadaran, kecerdasan, kebahagiaan, dan penderitaan. Buku Sapiens pertama kali diterbitkan dalam bahasa Ibrani di Israel pada tahun 2011 berdasarkan serangkaian kuliah yang diajarkan Harari di Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Namun. tidak lama setelah itu, buku ini sudah diterjemahkan ke dalam versi bahasa Inggrisnya, kemudian dirilis pada tahun 2014 dan sudah diterjemahkan ke dalam sekitar 45 bahasa.

Dalam buku Sapiens ini, Harari menulis tentang revolusi kognitif yang terjadi kira-kira 70.000 tahun yang lalu ketika Homo sapiens menggantikan saingannya Neanderthal dan spesies lain dari genus Homo, mengembangkan keterampilan bahasa dan masyarakat terstruktur. Kemudian membuatnya naik sebagai predator puncak, dibantu oleh revolusi pertanian serta dipercepat oleh revolusi sains, yang memungkinkan manusia mendekati penguasaan atas lingkungannya.

Meskipun bukan buku yang ringan untuk dibaca, namun untuk kamu yang selalu tertantang dengan bahasan buku yang berbeda dan penuh pengetahuan, buku ini tentu menjadi rujukan utama. Selain isi tulisannya yang penuh dengan pengetahuan, buku ini juga dilengkapi sejumlah kutipan-kutipan yang sayang jika tidak kamu simak. 

Oleh karena itu, berikut Fimela.com telah merangkum 30 kutipan terbaik buku Sapiens karya Yuval Noah Harari yang fenomenal. Dilansir dari beragam sumber, simak ulasan selengkapnya di bawah ini. 

 

 

Kutipan Buku Sapiens Bagian I

Kutipan Buku Sapiens Bagian I
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1. “You could never convince a monkey to give you a banana by promising him limitless bananas after death in monkey heaven.”― Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

2. “How do you cause people to believe in an imagined order such as Christianity, democracy or capitalism? First, you never admit that the order is imagined.”― Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

3. “Culture tends to argue that it forbids only that which is unnatural. But from a biological perspective, nothing is unnatural. Whatever is possible is by definition also natural. A truly unnatural behaviour, one that goes against the laws of nature, simply cannot exist, so it would need no prohibition.”― Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

4. “One of history’s few iron laws is that luxuries tend to become necessities and to spawn new obligations.”― Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

5. “Consistency is the playground of dull minds.”― Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

6. “History is something that very few people have been doing while everyone else was ploughing fields and carrying water buckets.”― Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

7. “We did not domesticate wheat. It domesticated us.”― Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

8. “Money is the most universal and most efficient system of mutual trust ever devised.”― Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

9. “happiness does not really depend on objective conditions of either wealth, health or even community. Rather, it depends on the correlation between objective conditions and subjective expectations.”― Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

10. “Nothing captures the biological argument better than the famous New Age slogan: ‘Happiness begins within.’ Money, social status, plastic surgery, beautiful houses, powerful positions – none of these will bring you happiness. Lasting happiness comes only from serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin.”― Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Kutipan Buku Sapiens Bagian II

Kutipan Buku Sapiens Bagian II
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11. “Large numbers of strangers can cooperate successfully by believing in common myths. Any large-scale human cooperation – whether a modern state, a medieval church, an ancient city or an archaic tribe – is rooted in common myths that exist only in people’s collective imagination.”― Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

12. “We study history not to know the future but to widen our horizons, to understand that our present situation is neither natural nor inevitable, and that we consequently have many more possibilities before us than we imagine.”― Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

13. “Evolution has made Homo sapiens, like other social mammals, a xenophobic creature. Sapiens instinctively divide humanity into two parts, ‘we’ and ‘they’.”― Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

14. “There are no gods, no nations, no money and no human rights, except in our collective imagination.”― Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

15. “in order to change an existing imagined order, we must first believe in an alternative imagined order.”― Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

16. “A meaningful life can be extremely satisfying even in the midst of hardship, whereas a meaningless life is a terrible ordeal no matter how comfortable it is.”― Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind 

17. “Hierarchies serve an important function. They enable complete strangers to know how to treat one another without wasting the time and energy needed to become personally acquainted.”― Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

18. “Obesity is a double victory for consumerism. Instead of eating little, which will lead to economic contraction, people eat too much and then buy diet products - contributing to economic growth twice over.”― Yuval Noah Harari, קיצור תולדות האנושות

19. “Our language evolved as a way of gossiping.”― Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

20. “People easily understand that ‘primitives’ cement their social order by believing in ghosts and spirits, and gathering each full moon to dance together around the campfire. What we fail to appreciate is that our modern institutions function on exactly the same basis.”― Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Kutipan Buku Sapiens Bagian III

Kutipan Buku Sapiens Bagian III
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21. “But the most important finding of all is that happiness does not really depend on objective conditions of either wealth, health or even community. Rather, it depends on the correlation between objective conditions and subjective expectations.”― Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

22. “Most sociopolitical hierarchies lack a logical or biological basis – they are nothing but the perpetuation of chance events supported by myths.”― Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

23. “Sapiens can cooperate in extremely flexible ways with countless numbers of strangers. That’s why Sapiens rule the world, whereas ants eat our leftovers and chimps are locked up in zoos and research laboratories.”― Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

24. “Poverty, sickness, wars, famines old age and death itself were not the inevitable fate of humankind. They were simply the fruits of our ignorance.”― Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

25. “Does happiness really depend on self-delusion?”― Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

26. “In the wake of the Cognitive Revolution, gossip helped Homo sapiens to form larger and more stable bands. But even gossip has its limits. Sociological research has shown that the maximum ‘natural’ size of a group bonded by gossip is about 150 individuals. Most people can neither intimately know, nor gossip effectively about, more than 150 human beings.”― Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

27. “Modern business-people and lawyers are, in fact, powerful sorcerers. The principal difference between them and tribal shamans is that modern lawyers tell far stranger tales.”― Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

28. “The fundamental insight of polytheism, which distinguishes it from monotheism, is that the supreme power governing the world is devoid of interests and biases, and therefore it is unconcerned with the mundane desires, cares and worries of humans.”― Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

29. “Romanticism, which encourages variety, meshes perfectly with consumerism.”― Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

30. “When we break down our prison walls and run towards freedom, we are in fact running into the more spacious exercise yard of a bigger prison.”― Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

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