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  1. Francesca
    July 27, 2021 @ 9:18 am

    Thanks so much, Neil. So encouraging during these tough times. I developed a love for reading as a little girl. I devoured any book I could get my hands on and immersed myself in a world of imagination. Reading is the gateway to knowledge, to unlocking the mysteries of the world and ourselves. It’s become undervalued in the digital age. Books have the power to entertain, educate, trigger imagination and creativity. Reading is the most effective way of improving grammar, spelling our ability to write and communicate at all levels, something that seems to be slipping by the wayside. I am passionate about reading and can’t live without it. I’ve learned a lot from reading your books and am so grateful for them. Your passion for helping people shines through in every paragraph. It’s inspiring and it’s more important than money or success, the desire to help people. It’s the foundation of community, family and living. Lockdown has been challenging for everyone, and I think we’re all suffering from cabin fever right now. But there are many positives too: time to be still, to nurture ourselves and others, to do things slowly and mindfully, to stop and breathe, to navel gaze if we so choose, to spend time reading, reflecting and recalibrating. Thank you, Neil, for being such a positive force in the world.

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  2. Alex Molnar
    July 27, 2021 @ 9:47 am

    As a property investor, I always look forward to your articles and their insights. Thank you for letting those in your “Jenman” community know about “Richer, Wiser, Happier”. It just made my reading list.

    Keep up the great work.

    Regards,

    Alex.

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  3. Paul
    July 27, 2021 @ 10:12 am

    Some Books that have helped me

    Fiction

    Don Quixote – Cervantes (Know when you or someone is chasing rainbows)
    Crime and Punishment – Dostoevsky (guilt from crime will destroy you in the end)
    Of Human Bondage – W. Somerset Maugham (The meaning of life)
    100 Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez (magical, dreamlike)
    The Country of the Blind- H.G. Wells

    Non Fiction

    The Demon in the Machine (What is Life) – Paul Davies
    The 3rd Chimpanzee -Jarrod Diamond
    Why We Sleep – Matthew Walker
    Ancient Wisdom for Modern Health – Mark Bunn
    The Clever Gut Diet – Dr. Michael Mosley
    This Naked Mind- Annie Grace (must read for anyone who drinks alcohol)

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  4. Peter Woods
    July 27, 2021 @ 11:39 am

    Dear Neil,

    Thank you – you are a good man.

    Like you, my wife and I are very lucky. We are both in our 70s, have no financial worries and live in our own modest home, in Carlton NSW, where we have been for the past 35. Our only concern now is to protect our health. If you have good health, you are 90% of the way there.

    Our sadness is to see folk who, in life, and no fault of their own, have been dealt “a bad hand”. Our thoughts are with them.

    Our best wishes to you and YOUR best friend.

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    • Peter Woods
      July 27, 2021 @ 11:54 am

      35 years, I meant. 🙂

      Wow! That Youtube interview on “The Collectors” was a delight to watch.

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  5. Vancho Bonevski
    July 27, 2021 @ 12:06 pm

    Thank you Neil, another great article, at the perfect time…
    I’m inspired…

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  6. Chris
    July 27, 2021 @ 12:10 pm

    Thank you for your regular postings. I have just ordered the book by William Zinsser ‘ On Writing Well’ that you have recommended . I have struggled with putting my words down and this book may hold the answer to my block.
    Thank you for all the support you & your staff have given us.

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  7. Gary Stevens
    July 27, 2021 @ 12:10 pm

    You always inspire me Neil! (Thank you.)
    Very kind regards
    Gary Stevens

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  8. Stephen English
    July 27, 2021 @ 1:11 pm

    Great article Neil. I have ordered Richer, Wiser, Happier and On Writing Well. Someone reads and acts!!
    I left a farm in England at 18 but I have never returned.
    When you left, I bet you never contemplated running a business from there in 2021!!

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  9. Martin Storey
    July 27, 2021 @ 2:38 pm

    Hi Neil
    Great article
    Your compassion and generosity are as usual extraordinary.
    Well done, I am sure it will lift people out of depression.
    I enjoy lots of books and am writing one at the moment, so have ordered “on writing well”, so hopefully I am not in lockdown when it arrives!
    Cheers for Now
    Martin and Angela Storey

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